A person told me one time that there was a cave that ran all along "Cave Street" in Tuscumbia. Does anyone know about this?

Or does anyone know about any other caves around the Shoals area? I've been to Cathedral Caverns and that is really neat. It's a neat feeling when you are deep underground and it is like a whole nother world down there. And the funny thing is, if there were people walking right above you on the ground, they would never know that this whole other world was below them.

Anyone ever watch that show that I think is called "Underground Cities"? I've caught a few episodes and they show some really neat places like in Paris they have all these skulls buried underground. And really neat and elaborately painted murals on the walls of these caves/tunnels.

Does anyone know any of the details of any Civil War tunnels in this area? Are any of them still intact?
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The Cave opening in Tuscumbia was about where the waterfall is in Spring Park. According to my Dad they covered it over after some kids got lost in it, sometime in the early 1900s - 1930 or so. He also said that no one had ever found the end of the cave, it was that long or deep. Enjoy your cave hunt.
Before we had kids, my husband and I used to cave and rappell quite a bit...I've not been to any caves around here, but there are tons around Scottsboro and northeast Alabama. If you're really interested, PM and I can give you the names of some people who could tell you more and even show you some of them.
There is an underground lake and cave just off County road 187 near Belgreen School in Franklin County. Anyone in the area could tell you exactly how to get there. I have heard of people who have been in it and they say it is pretty. I do not know how big an opening there is to it or anything like that.
There is Winston cave on the West side of the mouth of Little Bear creek in Colbert county. Jesse James was reported to have hidden out there. I guess he's probably reported to have hidden out in nearly every cave in the Southern U.S. There are also some caves on the West side of the mouth of Spring creek in Colbert County, although they are difficult to find, because the openings to some of them are just holes in the ground. I use to explore them when I was a teen, but that was many years ago.
The teenage choir members at Sheffield's First Methodist Church used to go spelunking. Perhaps, you could ask former members for first hand information.

There is an old legend that survivors from a hotel fire in Sheffield escaped thru a cave to the bluff. I've never been able to verify the story. The hotel was located next to the Prescription Shop, which I believe is now closed.
You won't find anything as impressive as Cathedral Caverns anywhere near here. There is Colbert cave but I don't think you allowed to go in. There is a good cave you can explore somewhere near Bear Creek. There is a bat cave near Scottsboro but they have had bars on it for years.
i went to a big cave off gunwaleford road (key cave?) that was on coffee slough when i was a teenager. i went with a friend that knew it and we crawled around in there for hours. i have heard that the entrance was blocked because some protected bats live there....
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Originally posted by hoss gal:
i went to a big cave off gunwaleford road (key cave?) that was on coffee slough when i was a teenager. i went with a friend that knew it and we crawled around in there for hours. i have heard that the entrance was blocked because some protected bats live there....



I was in that one when i was a teen...only other one i've been in around here is the one at Whipporwill hollow.
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Originally posted by Peace Brother:
A person told me one time that there was a cave that ran all along "Cave Street" in Tuscumbia. Does anyone know about this?

Or does anyone know about any other caves around the Shoals area? I've been to Cathedral Caverns and that is really neat. It's a neat feeling when you are deep underground and it is like a whole nother world down there. And the funny thing is, if there were people walking right above you on the ground, they would never know that this whole other world was below them.

Anyone ever watch that show that I think is called "Underground Cities"? I've caught a few episodes and they show some really neat places like in Paris they have all these skulls buried underground. And really neat and elaborately painted murals on the walls of these caves/tunnels.

Does anyone know any of the details of any Civil War tunnels in this area? Are any of them still intact?



Yes! if you pm me i will tell you where one is! that is pretty neat. not that big, but pretty much untouched. their is another one around barton somewhere i cant remember where, but we went on a field trip, when i was a young kid. but anyway hollar for directions to the other one.
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Originally posted by Peace Brother:
A person told me one time that there was a cave that ran all along "Cave Street" in Tuscumbia. Does anyone know about this?

Or does anyone know about any other caves around the Shoals area? I've been to Cathedral Caverns and that is really neat. It's a neat feeling when you are deep underground and it is like a whole nother world down there. And the funny thing is, if there were people walking right above you on the ground, they would never know that this whole other world was below them.

Anyone ever watch that show that I think is called "Underground Cities"? I've caught a few episodes and they show some really neat places like in Paris they have all these skulls buried underground. And really neat and elaborately painted murals on the walls of these caves/tunnels.

Does anyone know any of the details of any Civil War tunnels in this area? Are any of them still intact?



Yes! if you pm me i will tell you where one is! that is pretty neat. not that big, but pretty much untouched. their is another one around barton somewhere i cant remember where, but we went on a field trip, when i was a young kid. but anyway hollar for directions to the other one.

I'm not able to PM for some reason but I'm very interested in the locations of caves in the quad cities. I live in Sheffield off Hatch.

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