John Hunt Morgan’s Cave – Meade County Kentucky

Its local folklore, but yes it’s been verbally referred to Morgan’s cave for a long time. Chris Lueken  took a field trip there a few years ago with Richard Briggs and can recall it being called such! 

Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area is one of the treasures of Meade County. Now being run by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Otter Creek’s 2,155 acres offer an abundance of outdoor experiences.

How long of a walk is Buttermilk Falls?

The recreation area is located approximately 25 miles southwest of downtown Louisville along the Ohio River in Meade County, Kentucky. It is accessible from Dixie Highway, just 14 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway. Otter Creek offers an array of activities, including picnicking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, mountain biking, shooting ranges, camping and more. 

Saunders Springs is just off Fort Knox in Radcliff Brian Koellish, Knox Realty Group Meade County Local say’s the entrance to it is the wooden cabins near the Walmart in Radcliff. he provide us with some amazing photo’s 

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Saunders Springs Nature Preserve is a heavily wooded natural area located on steep terrain with interesting historic features. The preserve provides opportunities for nature study, hiking, picnicking, and historic interpretation. The Nature Preserve consists of a 26 acre Nature Preserve owned and operated by the city of Radcliff and overseen by the Radcliff Forestry and Conservation Board. Adjacent to the nature preserve is a 73 acre tract called the Saunders Springs Annex which the city has leased and from Fort Knox. There is no charge (entrance fee) to use the Preserve and Annex areas and they are open for recreational use from dusk to dawn year around, weather permitting.

There are four 1800’s vintage cabins. Two pavilions plus many picnic tables with BBQ grills, and a scout camping area are available.

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John Hunt Morgan (June 1, 1825 – September 4, 1864) was an American soldier who served as a Confederate general in the American Civil War of 1861–1865.

In April 1862, Morgan raised the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry Regiment (CSA) and fought in the Battle of Shiloh (April 6 to 7, 1862) in Tennessee. He then launched a costly raid in Kentucky, which encouraged Confederate General Braxton Bragg‘s invasion of that state in August 1862. He also attacked the supply lines of Union General William Rosecrans. In July 1863, he set out on a 1,000-mile (1,600 km) raid into Indiana and Ohio, taking hundreds of prisoners. But after Union gunboats intercepted most of his men, Morgan surrendered at Salineville, Ohio, following the Battle of Salineville. His point of surrender is the northernmost point ever reached by uniformed Confederates. The notorious “Morgan’s Raid“, carried out against orders, gained no tactical advantage for the Confederacy, while the loss of his regiment proved a serious setback. However, some historians, such as Shelby Foote, argue that the raid and the subsequent distraction of Union forces allowed Bragg’s Army to escape middle Tennessee un-harassed

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