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The Saltpetre Cave

Saltpetre Cave is the largest cavern in the eastern part of the county.It is located in a limestone cliff about a half-mile west of Temple Hill. It was discovered prior to 1811. Mr. Franklin Gorin stated in his “Times of … Continue reading

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The Drums Get Louder – Never Sink and other places

There are many caves scattered across this region, and in a few of them saltpetre was mined in the years 1813-15. The most well-known and productive of these was owned by Alexander Spottswood, grandson of one of the colonial governors … Continue reading

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