Remains of Squire Boone Discovered in Harrison County Cave

Kentuckiana Genealogy: Newspaper: Remains of Squire Boone Discovered in Harrison County Cave
By Board Administration (Admin) ( on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:47 pm:

Cincinnati (OH) Daily Enquirer, August 18, 1870, p. 4.


[Special Dispatch to the Enquirer]
New Albany, Indiana, August 127, 1870-A Correspondent of the LEDGER gives a graphic description of the discovery and exploration of a new cave in Boone Township, Harrison County.

Last week a party consisting of ladies and gentlemen first entered the cave where they discovered the (illegible) remains of 'Squire Boone, a cousin of Daniel Boone, buried in 1810. Boone was a pioneer of the county and was laid in the cave at his request. Forty years ago some Eastern relatives visited his tomb and saw the remains, since which time until now the mouth of the cave has been closed. The party penetrated the big cave for some distance, finding it grand and beautiful beyond description.


Special Thanks to Randi Richardson

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