Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Lost Sea

Marker ID: THC 1E 95
Location: on Highway 68, Madisonville, TN
County: Monroe
Coordinates: N 35° 32.033    W 084° 26.017
  35.53388333    -84.43361666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM25R5


Features of national significance include the world's largest underground lake and the rare anthodite formation (cave flowers). The cave also contains numerous other forms of stalactites and stalagmites. The bones and footprints of a giant Pleistocene jaguar have been found; the animal measured approximately 8 feet long and weiged 500 pounds.

Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission.