Bowling Green, Indiana

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Bowling Green
Unincorporated community
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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.


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]


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


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]


  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