The One Kentucky Town That’s Built Inside An Ancient Meteorite Crater

Our state is full of mystery and fascinating stories; a history that makes Kentucky what it is today. Our landscape has been shaped by a number of different factors over the years, leaving behind a diverse collection of rolling hills, creeks, towering mountains, gorges, and rushing rivers. However, there’s an impact crater from an ancient meteorite that continues to shape a particular town in Kentucky, given that the town was built completely inside of it.

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Now you know why Middlesboro is so perfectly situated in a scenic valley with mountains surrounding it, and it’s just another Kentucky mystery that makes our state fascinating. Did you know about the Kentucky town built inside a meteorite crater? Are you from the area? Let us know in the comments!

And for more on the Cumberland Gap, an area in Kentucky and surrounding states that absolutely should be visited, check out our previous article here.