Saltpeter Caves Historical

Saltpeter Caves Historical (HM1V4O)

Location: Greenville, WV 24945 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 32.743', W 80° 40.529'

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The large rooms of theses caves have high vaults and are easily accessible from the outside and are dry under foot. They were owned by John Maddy in 1804. He sold them to Jacob and John Mann who manufactured saltpeter here for several years. The caves were used for the same purpose during Civil War. Old wooden hoppers still stand and mule tracks can yet be seen on the long walk ways where the wagons used to run.
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HM NumberHM1V4O
Year Placed1963
Placed ByWest Virginia Historic commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 528666 N 4155462
Decimal Degrees37.54571667, -80.67548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.743', W 80° 40.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 44.58" N, 80° 40' 31.74" W
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Area Code(s)304
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 46 Laurel Creek Rd, Greenville WV 24945, US
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