Sand Cave

Sand Cave (HM1I6)

Location: Cave City, KY 42127 Barren County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 9.009', W 86° 2.618'

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Floyd Collins was first to explore Sand Cave. Fallen rock trapped him in narrow passage 150 ft. from entrance, Jan. 30, 1925. Rescuers reached him with food and heat for short time. Aid cut off by shifting earth closing passage. Engineers sank 55-foot shaft but were unable to reach Collins' body until February 16. Rescue attempt publicized worldwide. Aroused sympathy of nation.
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HM NumberHM1I6
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series, and the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series.
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Marker Number1385
Year Placed1970
Placed ByThe Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 18th, 2014 at 4:09pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 584927 N 4111957
Decimal Degrees37.15015000, -86.04363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 9.009', W 86° 2.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 9' 0.54" N, 86° 2' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)270
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 763-1499 KY-255, Cave City KY 42127, US
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