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Near Madisonville in Monroe County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lost Sea

 
 
Lost Sea Looking North image. Click for full size.
By R.E. Smith, July 11, 2007
1. Lost Sea Looking North
Inscription. Features of national significance include the world's largest underground lake and the rare anthodite formation (cave flowers). The cave also contains numerous other forms of stalactites and stalagmites. The bones and footprints of a giant Pleistocene jaguar have been found; the animal measured approximately 8 feet long and weighed 500 pounds.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1E 95.)
 
Location. 35° 32.033′ N, 84° 26.017′ W. Marker is near Madisonville, Tennessee, in Monroe County. Marker is on Highway 68, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Madisonville TN 37354, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Great Craighead Cave (approx. 0.2 miles away); War Comes to Madisonville (approx. 4.1 miles away); Monroe County Courthouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Served (approx. 4.1 miles away); John Crawford Vaughn (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sweetwater Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); The Tennessee Overhill Experience (approx. 4.8 miles away); Longstreet Encampment (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Categories. LandmarksNatural Features
 
Lost Sea looking east image. Click for full size.
By R.E. Smith, July 11, 2007
2. Lost Sea looking east
Lost Sea looking west image. Click for full size.
By R.E. Smith, July 11, 2007
3. Lost Sea looking west
Lost Sea entrance sign. image. Click for full size.
By R.E. Smith, July 11, 2007
4. Lost Sea entrance sign.
Lost Sea image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 29, 2006
5. Lost Sea
Has been designated a
Registered Natural
Landmark

This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the nation’s natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man’s enviroment.
1976
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,331 times since then and 70 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 12, 2007, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   5. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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