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Seasonal Tours

Saltpetre Cave

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, January 7, 2021
1. Seasonal Tours Marker
Inscription.  Saltpetre Cave is considered by many historians to be the site of the earliest industry in the area. The cave was used during the War of 1812 as a source of the major ingredient in making gunpowder. The site is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Discover a fascinating segment of Kentucky's history as you take a step back in time over 200 years ago.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural ResourcesWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 38° 22.65′ N, 83° 7.383′ W. Marker is in Wolf, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is on Local Road 8024A, 0.2 miles east of Cave Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is on the grounds of the Carter Caves State Resort Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Olive Hill KY 41164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Caves Of Carter County (here, next to this marker); Saltpeter Cave (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aviation Pioneer / Matthew B. Sellers (approx. 4.1 miles
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away); Home of Gov. Fields (approx. 5 miles away); Carter County 20th Century War Memorial (approx. 5.8 miles away); Historical Mural by Northeast WIA Youth (approx. 5.9 miles away); Tom T. Hall (approx. 5.9 miles away); Beckham County (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wolf.
 
Regarding Seasonal Tours. Non-historical information on the marker has not been included.
 
Seasonal Tours Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, January 7, 2021
2. Seasonal Tours Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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