Flynn Creek Impact Crater - 3B 47 - Jackson County, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ggmorton
N 36° 16.786 W 085° 39.941
16S E 619835 N 4015804
Quick Description: A marker describing the history of the Flynn Creek impact crater in Jackson County, TN.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 6/5/2021 1:45:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM14BEA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
Views: 2

Long Description:
"Over 350 million years ago, an asteroid or comet struck this area and more than 10 miles/second forming a crater 2.5 miles across and, in seconds, ejecting 0.3 cubic mile of rock. Deformed limestone beds seen in adjacent cliffs were violently uplifted to form a shattered central peak. This crater, now buried beneath younger rocks, was used by NASA / USGS in training Apollo astronauts and represents an important class of craters found on other planets and satellites in our solar system."

Reference: pictured marker
Marker Name: Flynn Creek Impact Crater

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number: 3B 47

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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