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Near Ronceverte in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Organ Cave

 
 
Organ Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
1. Organ Cave Marker
Inscription. In this cave, whose beautiful natural formations have long been known, salt petre was manufactured before 1835. When war broke out between the states in 1861, it was a source of powder supply for General Lee's army.
 
Location. 37° 42.755′ N, 80° 26.485′ W. Marker is near Ronceverte, West Virginia, in Greenbrier County. Marker is at the intersection of 219 and Hokes Mill Road (County Road 62), on the right when traveling west on 219. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ronceverte WV 24970, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Saltpeter Works (approx. half a mile away); Ronceverte (approx. 2.9 miles away); Berea Sand (approx. 5.4 miles away); Pontiac's War/Welsh Cemetery (approx. 5.7 miles away); Greenbrier Military School (approx. 5.9 miles away); Lewisburg Battle (approx. 6 miles away); Dick Pointer (approx. 6.1 miles away); Battle of Lewisburg (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Organ Cave. Organ Cave and its history in the Civil War
 
Also see . . .
1. e-WV | Organ Cave
Wide view of the Organ Cave Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, August 22, 2014
2. Wide view of the Organ Cave Marker
. Organ Cave has 11 entrances and is the second-largest cave in West Virginia with about 40 miles of surveyed passages. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 

2. Organ Cave - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Organ Cave, A National Landmark In West Virginia!. Organ Cave has played a significant role in the American history as well as providing a living laboratory for scientists in the fields of geology, archeology, biology, hydrology and palentology. (Submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. EnvironmentIndustry & CommercePaleontologyWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 24, 2014, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
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