Right around the time that the Revolutionary War was starting, European settlers arrived at Barren Creek and set up McFadden's Station on the north bank. It took more big-time settlers to move to the town was incorporated in 1798. Robert Moore from Virginia was the main benefactor of establishing a local government by donating land for public use.
The Barren River played a large part in the growth of Bowling Green, as it was navigable by steam boats after locks and dams had been built. A railway was built in 1832 to make transportation even easier. Another railroad, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad came through in 1859 connecting the city to the north and south.
During the Civil War, Bowling Green tried to remain neutral but both the Union and Confederacy wanted to control the city for its location and resources. Eventually the Confederates took control of the city, but the Union was advancing on the city. In an attempt to cripple the strategic location, Confederate troops burned down plenty of important structures. After the war, Bowling Green had huge growth in business.
Bowling Green continued to grow during the 20th Century with more transportation avenues opening all the time including more train depots, US Route 31W and Interstate 65. All of these made it easier for Bowling Green to attract bigger businesses to the area.
Located within Bowling Green, Western Kentucky University is the number one employer in the city. After the recession, Bowling Green had the best recovery rate of any of the surrounding cities including Elizabethtown and Owensboro.
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