Fort C.F. Smith

Also known as: Reservoir Hill, state survey no.:WA-B-232
E Main St., Bowling Green, Kentucky

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Little is left of the fort today. The earthworks that remain as part of the park are in fact the original revetments used prior to the fort proper being built around them. At the peak of Fort C.F. Smith's military activity, it covered the upper 1/3 of the hill and was heavily armed. The fort boasted 4 Parrott 20 pounder guns, 2 3.8" James rifled canons, 4 4" rifled guns, 13 12 pounders, and 2 6 pounder smoothbores. The mass of artillery was supported by 4000 riflemen.

Photo taken by Mike Page in July 2010

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National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 5, 1984
Reference number
84000847
Areas of significance
Military; Engineering
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Fortification; Park
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1861; 1864; 1869

Update Log 

  • August 7, 2010: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • July 19, 2010: New photo from Mike Page

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