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Saltpeter Cave
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 38° 22.621 W 083° 07.406
17S E 314516 N 4249781
Quick Description: This marker for Saltpeter Cave is located within Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 10/7/2007 9:00:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM2BN7
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member snfromky
Views: 73

Long Description:



Saltpeter mined here from which gunpowder was made that was used by Kentucky riflemen during the War of 1812. There are remains of those works in cave. Reputed rendezvous for counterfeiters in early years. Artifacts and Indian graves found in cavern.
Marker Name: Saltpeter Cave

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Other

Marker Number (for official markers): 209

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Kentucky Historical Society Kentucky Department of Highways


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