Horse Cave -- Cave City KY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 37° 10.756 W 085° 54.369
16S E 597099 N 4115319
Quick Description: Cave City KY, home of Horse Cave, a tourist attraction on the Dixie Highway then and now
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 2/16/2022 3:01:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM15RJZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member kbarhow
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Long Description:
Horse Cave is 2 blocks east of the US 31W, the western branch of the Dixie Highway, as it runs through Cave City KY.

From the WPA's Kentucky, A Guide to the Bluegrass State, part of the American Guide Series (published 1940):

"HORSE CAVE, 91.4 m. (603 alt., 1,259 pop.), most of which is
scattered away from the road and from a curious L-shaped business
section, is said to have been so named because Cherokee used a near-by cave as a corral for stolen horses. Another story is that the cave
gained its name when a horse fell into it. A part of the town is built over HIDDEN RIVER CAVE (adm. $2), which has a continuously flowing underground river with pearly white "eyeless" fish, and the largest known domes in the area. Its entrance is more than 250 feet wide and 450 feet long. Hidden River Cave has never been extensively
explored."
Americana: Roadside Attraction

Significant Interest: Natural Formation

Milestone or Marker: Other

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
119 E Main St
Cave City, KY


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