Final Sink - McConnel Springs, Lexington, Ky
Posted by: trailhound1
N 38° 03.256 W 084° 31.978
16S E 716455 N 4214709
Quick Description: The Final Sink is McConnell Springs’ finale. Here the waters disappear into the final sink, a cave-like formation.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2011 7:23:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMAYZX
Waters rising into the Blue Hole and the Boils have flowed through the stream that leads to this location. Here the water disappears from view and proceeds underground for a distance of 1/3 of a mile
before reappearing at Preston's Cave, then joining Wolf Run Creek, which empties into the Town Branch of Elkhorn Creek.
Other features in this area included the small quarry near the railroad right-of-way, which probably furnished stone for buildings and fences on the property. An enigma is represented in the carefully laid stones, which cross the creek bed slightly upstream of the final sink. These stones are flanked on each bank by dry laid stone abutments. This may be the remnants of a dam used to impound water for the gunpowder mill or a watergate allowing the spring's water to pass while keeping livestock penned. Upstream from this feature, on the opposite bank, archeologists discovered the remains of a brick floored structure of unknown purpose.
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