Lost River

Lost River (HM1ZYJ)

Location: Natural Bridge, VA 24578 Rockbridge County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 37.85', W 79° 33'

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About 1812, workmen from the Saltpetre Cave heard the waters of the Lost River, and blasted the opening to it that you see today. A water main was attached to transport water to the hoppers and kettles used to extract the nitrate from the cave.

Legend has it that, in later years, several unsuccessful attempts were made to locate the underground channels of the Lost River. Colored dyes and flotation devices of all types have failed to determine the source and final destination of this mysterious subterranean river.

"{Natural Bridge} is something like being in a church. It almost brings tears to your eyes."
Dr. Norman Vincent Pealey
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HM NumberHM1ZYJ
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Date Added Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 627945 N 4165845
Decimal Degrees37.63083333, -79.55000000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 37.85', W 79° 33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 37' 51" N, 79° 33' 0" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cedar Creek Trail, Natural Bridge VA 24578, US
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