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Bowling Green
Bowling Green, Indiana.jpg
Country United States
State Indiana
County Clay
Township Washington
Elevation
653 ft (199 m)
Time zone UTC-5:00 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5:00 (EDT)
ZIP code
47833
Area code(s) 812
FIPS code 18-06832
GNIS feature ID 431404

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

History

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

Geography

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

Climate

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).

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 318
1860 466 46.5%
1870 606 30.0%
1880 572 −5.6%
1890 467 −18.4%
1900 432 −7.5%
1910 336 −22.2%
1920 273 −18.7%
1930 257 −5.9%
1940 219 −14.8%
1950 235 7.3%
1960 229 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

Bowling Green appeared on U.S. Census returns between 1850 and 1960. Its population peaked in 1870, when it had a reported 606 inhabitants.

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