Saltpeter Cave

Saltpeter Cave (HM1EGW)

Location: Olive Hill, KY 41164 Carter County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 22.602', W 83° 7.398'

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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.
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HM NumberHM1EGW
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Marker Number209
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society-Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:29pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 314527 N 4249746
Decimal Degrees38.37670000, -83.12330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 22.602', W 83° 7.398'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 22' 36.12" N, 83° 7' 23.88" W
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Area Code(s)859, 606
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1272 3 Bridges Trail, Olive Hill KY 41164, US
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