Owen Springs ~ Sequatchie Tennessee
N 35° 07.235 W 085° 35.640
16S E 628115 N 3887319
Quick Description: Owen Springs in Sequatchie, Tennessee.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2007 6:42:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM2P1F
Sequatchie Cave is a 10-acre natural area located in Marion County. It is biologically significant area located where Owen Spring Branch flows from the mouth of the cave at Sequatchie Cave Park in Marion County. The cave and its cold spring water support three federally and state listed species, three species of state concern, and many other aquatic and cave species. This is one of two sites where the federally endangered royal snail (Pyrgulopsis ogmorphaphe) is known in the world. Both are in Marion County. This is also the site where the rare caddisfly (Glyphopsyche sequatchie) was first described, making it the type locality for this species from which the official description derives.
The site is a former Tennessee Department of Transportation roadside park. It was renamed "Sequatchie Cave Park" in 1999 and is managed by the Marion County Highway Department on behalf of the Marion County Conservation Committee. The water supply at Owen Spring is in part, why the Sequatchie was first settled. The mix of ecological, cultural, and historical values makes Sequatchie Cave a unique area.
Public or Private Land?: Public
Public Land Fees?: No Fee
Private Land access?: Not listed
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.