Bowling Green, Indiana

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Bowling Green
Unincorporated community
Bowling Green, Indiana.jpg
Bowling Green is located in Clay County, Indiana
Bowling Green
Bowling Green
Location in Clay County
Coordinates: 39°22′59″N 87°00′42″W / 39.38306°N 87.01167°W / 39.38306; -87.01167Coordinates: 39°22′59″N 87°00′42″W / 39.38306°N 87.01167°W / 39.38306; -87.01167
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Washington
Elevation 653 ft (199 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 953
Time zone UTC-5:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5:00 (EDT)
ZIP code 47833
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-06832[1]
GNIS feature ID 431404[2]

Bowling Green is an unincorporated community in Washington Township, Clay County, Indiana. It is part of the Terre Haute Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The first post office was established at Bowling Green in 1825.[3] Bowling Green was incorporated as a town in 1869.[4] According to one source, it was probably named after Bowling Green, Virginia.[5]

Geography[edit]

Bowling Green is located at 39°22′59″N 87°00′42″W / 39.38306°N 87.01167°W / 39.38306; -87.01167.

Climate[edit]

Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". (Humid Subtropical Climate).[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "Bowling Green, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2014.
  4. ^ Blanchard, Charles (1884). Counties of Clay and Owen, Indiana: Historical and Biographical. F.A. Battey & Company. p. 175.
  5. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...but more likely the village was named for Bowling Green, Virginia...
  6. ^ Climate Summary for Bowling Green, Indiana