Protecting A Natural Treasure
— Lost River Cave & Valley —
In 1986, recognizing the geological, archaeological and historical significance of the lost river cave and the mile-long Karst Valley, property owners.
Leroy and Dorothy Highbaugh
Owen and Mary Lawson
Donated the property to Western Kentucky University to preserve the site in perpetuity as an educational and cultural resource for the citizens of Kentucky.
The establishment of the
Friends of the Lost River, Inc.
in 1990, enabled the preservation,
protection and promotion of
the site for all who visit.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Environment • Natural Features • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 36° 57.167′ N, 86° 28.333′ W. Marker is in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in Warren County. Marker can be reached from Nashville Road (U.S. 31W) just south of Cave Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. The marker is on one of the trails the trails on the grounds of the Lost River Cave & Valley.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lost River Cave & Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Camps (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost River Blue Holes, Trees, Wild Flowers And Quarrying Ruins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lost River Cave and Valley (about 400 feet away); Morgan's Command Organized (about 500 feet away); Tourist Court (about 600 feet away); William Taylor Runner Roadside Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bowling Green.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.