One of the main sources for the head of Nobob Creek is a small stream flowing in from the southeast, which has its origin in a group of springs in the extreme end of a deep ravine near the point where Metcalfe, Monroe, and Barren counties corner. This place is probably unsurpassed for scenic beauty by any other point in Barren and adjoining counties. The bluffs on either side are approximately 200 ft. high and at many points rise almost perpendicular for one-3rd of the distance. There are piles of rocks at the bottom of the ravine that have been falling from the overhanging cliffs for centuries. The bottom of this miniature canyon is overgrown with vines and small trees while near the top of the hills where the ground gradually levels off will be found many giant native trees.
About 100 ft. up the north side of the cliff from the springs is a large cavern, which is known locally as Piercy’s Cave. The entrance is some 30 ft. wide, and about 5 ft. tall, and requires a person of ordinary stature to stoop down to gain entrance. After traveling about 100 ft. from the entrance the passage broadens to about 30 ft. and the ceiling is some 20 ft. high. The formations are very beautiful and one is reminded of the entrance to Mammoth Cave. It can be very slick inside this cave, and you should be a serious caver to attempt this particular cave.
Take Hwy 839 through Nobob and continue south. Turn on Apple Grove Road. Gentry Road will be on your left. The owner of the property is the first driveway on the left on this road. You must have permission from him before proceeding to the cave. There are cameras! He is a very nice man, but as I said, you should only be a serious caver, ar go with serious cavers if you plan to see this wonder. It is probably the largest cave in that area, including Saltpetre Cave, and Rhoton Cave near Tompkinsville.
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