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Olive Hill in Carter County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Saltpeter Cave

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
1. Saltpeter Cave Marker
Inscription. Saltpeter mined here from which gunpowder was made that was used by Kentucky riflemen during the war of 1812. There are remains of those works in cave, reputed rendezvous for counterfeiters in early years, artifacts and Indian graves found in cavern.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 209.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 38° 22.602′ N, 83° 7.398′ W. Marker is in Olive Hill, Kentucky, in Carter County. Marker is on Cave Road. Touch for map. The marker is located in Carter Caves State Resort Park. Marker is in this post office area: Olive Hill KY 41164, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Jason Fields (approx. 9.8 miles away); County Named, 1838 (approx. 9.8 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 9.8 miles away); Civil War Reunion (approx. 9.9 miles away); Pactolus Furnace / Iron Made in Kentucky (approx. 10.2 miles away); A Masterful Retreat (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
Saltpeter Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
2. Saltpeter Cave Marker
Saltpeter Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2014
3. Saltpeter Cave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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