Summitville Cave - Coffee County, Tenn

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Summitville Cave - Coffee County, Tenn

Postby UnderGroundEarth » Apr 12, 2013 1:40 pm

Finally, this family can have some closure.

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Re: Summitville Cave - Coffee County, Tenn

Postby Larry E. Matthews » Apr 13, 2013 10:13 am

This does not sound like the same Summitville Cave that is in the Tennessee Cave Survey. Somebody needs to follow up on this and see if it is a previously unreported cave. Or, we may know it by another name.

The one I explored, perhaps 20 years ago, has a spring entrance in sight of the main highway (Highway 55). We went in during a drought, and it immediately opened up into walking passage and we never reached the end.

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Re: Summitville Cave - Coffee County, Tenn

Postby tncaver » Apr 13, 2013 10:19 am

Larry, that woman was actually found in the Summitville limestone quarry and the media has been calling it a cave. It is (or was) possible
to drive around inside that quarry. Several years ago I found a pit that intersects the mine and it is reported to the TCS. The cave you
found probably goes under the quarry or near it.
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