Nickajack Cave should be turned into a State Historic Site

Nickajack Cave is shown.

I once visited Marion County’s Nickajack Cave and was sad about how little the history of the place is told there. The woods near the cave have a trail and boardwalk and the area is maintained as a wildlife refuge by TVA and the Tennessee Wildlife Refuge Agency. But, in my opinion, the cave (now permanently flooded by Nickajack Dam) is the most overlooked historic site in Tennessee.

Here are some of the reasons I maintain that Tennessee should do more to preserve and recognize this cave: