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Jasper in Marion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Nickajack Cave
 
Nickajack Cave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
1. Nickajack Cave Marker
 
Inscription. 5 miles southeast was the town of Nickajack or Anikusatiyi, destroyed by Ore's force, Sept. 14, 1794. The town occupied a space between the river and the cave in which was a storehouse for plunder. It was also used by the Confederacy during the War Between the States as a source of saltpeter.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2B 7.)
 
Location. 35° 1.441′ N, 85° 33.512′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Tennessee, in Marion County. Marker is on Interstate 24. Click for map. Interstate 24 Eastbound - Mile Marker 160 Rest Area. Marker is in this post office area: Jasper TN 37347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Federal-Georgia Road (approx. 1.1 miles away); Running Water Creek Bridge (approx. 3.1 miles away); The TVA System of Multipurpose Dams (approx. 3.9 miles away); Betsy Pack (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Will Cummings Highway (approx. 5.2 miles away); Chiaha (approx. 7.5 miles away); Bean-Roulston Graveyard (approx. 7.7 miles away); Fort McCook (approx. 7.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jasper.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nickajack Cave. Now partly flooded by Nickajack Lake, it was used in the War of 1812 and the Civil War for military purposes. However not all the cave's history is military related. Country singer Johnny Cash experienced a life changing event in the cave in 1968. (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Nickajack Cave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
2. Nickajack Cave Marker
 

2. Nickajack Cave Popular For Viewing Bats. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.)
3. Miracle at Nickajack Cave. This is the story of a cave rescue. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 

4. Gary Allan Nickajack Cave Lyrics. A song about Johnny Cash and Nickajack Cave. (Submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia.) 
 
Additional keywords. Major James Ore
 
Nickajack Cave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, December 27, 2007
3. Nickajack Cave Marker
 
 
Nickajack Cave Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Stanley and Terrie Howard, April 20, 2009
4. Nickajack Cave Marker
 
 
Nickajack Cave Marker and the Visitors' Center Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, May 26, 2009
5. Nickajack Cave Marker and the Visitors' Center
At the southbound rest area on I-24.
 
 
Nickajack Cave Entrance Photo, Click for full size
6. Nickajack Cave Entrance
 
 
Nickajack Cave Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 10, 2011
7. Nickajack Cave
 
 
Nickajack Cave Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 10, 2011
8. Nickajack Cave
 
 
Nickajack Cave Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 10, 2011
9. Nickajack Cave
 
 
Nickajack Cave Trail Head Sign Photo, Click for full size
By David Tibbs, September 20, 2008
10. Nickajack Cave Trail Head Sign
This is the sign at the trail head leading to Nickajack Cave. It was dark when this picture was taken. Nickajack Cave has a bat flight which is free to see every evening except during winter.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 3,727 times since then. Last updated on January 12, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   4. submitted on April 23, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.   5. submitted on May 27, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.   6. submitted on April 3, 2008, by Matt Gholson of Houston, Texas.   7, 8, 9. submitted on September 11, 2011, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   10. submitted on October 9, 2008, by David Tibbs of Resaca, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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