United States Gold Depository - Fort Knox, Kentucky
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 37° 52.853 W 085° 58.043
16S E 590808 N 4193101
The United States Gold Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky is a well known landmark located adjacent to the Dixie Highway.
Waymark Code: WM5PEH
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 01/29/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 26

"The United States Bullion Depository, commonly called Fort Knox, is a fortified vault building located near Fort Knox, Kentucky, which is used to store a large portion of United States official gold reserves and, occasionally, other precious items belonging or entrusted to the federal government.

The United States Bullion Depository holds about 4,603 tons (4,176 metric tonnes) of gold bullion (147.399 million troy ounces). It is second in the United States only to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's underground vault in Manhattan, which holds about 5,000 metric tons of gold in trust for many foreign nations, central banks and official international organizations...

In 1936, the U.S. Treasury Department began construction of the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky, on land transferred from the military. The Gold Vault was completed in December 1936 at a cost of $560,000, or about $7.5 million in 2007 dollars. The site is located on what is now Bullion Boulevard at the intersection of Gold Vault Road." - Wikipedia

When visiting the Gold Depository do not stop on the road near the entrance to the depository (on south) to take photos as photography in that area is prohibited. View and take photos of the depository from the Dixie Highway located to the west of the depository. Remain on the road and do not approach the fence as that will bring you immediate attention you don't want to have.
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Fort Knox, KY USA

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