Tag Archives: Saltpetre Cave

Piercy Cave

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 … Continue reading

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Drum Roll – Some More Caves in the Barrens

From pages 80-81 KY Explorer magazine – May 1995. The following is a rough list, taken from even older manuscripts. 1- A series of caves on a branch of Skaggs Creek (Hacker’s Branch) about a mile north of Freedom Post … Continue reading

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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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Booger Hunting

My 19-year old daughter reminded me last night that I have seriously neglected this blog site, and I must say I have to agree with her.  It’s that time of year again, when nighttime begins to get longer, and the … Continue reading

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