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Middlesboro, Ky - The City Built Inside a Meteorite Crater
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 36° 36.476 W 083° 42.097
17S E 258366 N 4054779
Quick Description: The city is located on the Kentucky side of the Cumberland Gap near the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 5/18/2009 6:59:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM6DMV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 8

Long Description:
Geologists believe that the Middlesboro basin between Pine Mountain and the Cumberland Mountains is the remains of an ancient meteor crater, which would give the town the rare distinction of being one of the few cities in the world completely built inside a crater. The crater is one of three known astroblemes in the state.

Type of community: Town

Visit Instructions:
More pictures of the sign would be great. Try and take a picture of yourself with it if you can!
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