Signs of HistorySM


Saltpeter Cave

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.

Phot
ographs and research information courtesy of the 7th grade Social Studies Class from West Carter Middle School under the direction of Mr. Malcolm Carter.

To view research papers and portfolio entries by Mr. Carter's class and a picture of the entrance to the cave provided by Sherry Lowe (a resident of Carter County 1999) click here.

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