Diamond Caverns Historical

Diamond Caverns Historical (HM1TN1)

Location: Park City, KY 42160 Barren County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 6.966', W 86° 3.756'

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On July 14, 1859, a slave was lowered into a pit discovered on the farm of Jesse Coats. He saw glistening calcite crystals that he thought were diamonds. The first public tour was made by a wedding party on August 19, 1859. Guidebooks were written about the dave and its beautiful limestone formations.

The cave is famed for its pristine cave formations, and was shown with Mammoth Cave in the late 1800s. Mammoth Cave Railroad ran nearby. Passages found in 1936 doubled the length of the cave. It is the second-oldest show cave in Kentucky and the fourth-oldest continuously visited commercial cave in the United States.

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HM NumberHM1TN1
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, August 11th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 583280 N 4108162
Decimal Degrees37.11610000, -86.06260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.966', W 86° 3.756'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 57.96" N, 86° 3' 45.36" W
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Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1880-4385 KY-255, Park City KY 42160, US
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