Buried treasure in Kentucky is hidden in many areas of the State. For years there have been stories about bootleggers hiding stolen money in Kentucky. Also, there are stories about mobster caches, and wealthy merchants from the 1800’s burying their fortunes and never being recovered. Below I have listed a few of those stories.
Although I have listed a few areas of possible treasures in Kentucky, there are many more opportunities to locate a treasure cache in your state if you’re willing to put the time and effort into researching where they could be located. But do not become addicted to a Google search to try and find a story about a buried treasure in Kentucky. Most of the stories you’ll find there are often rewritten stories that have been around as a myth forever. Many of those online stories have led many treasure hunters searching for them. If you want to locate a hidden treasure, then look for the stories that not many or possibly know one knows about.
For years, the old town newspapers often wrote articles about possible treasures. If you visit the local historical society of the area you want to search, they have old newspaper articles on microfilm. Read through the newspapers and look for any stories about the deaths of hermits or a recluse. Often they hid their valuables. Stories about bank robberies sometimes tell about the robbers hiding the loot they stole before being caught, or even killed. There are many hidden treasures cached by bank robbers across America that have never been located. The above information should be a good start to begin your journey to locate treasures in your state. Visit this page for more on researching for treasure.
Modern-day treasure hunters have an advantage over old-time treasure seekers. That is because the use of metal detectors makes searching more simplified. In the past, if a treasure hunter thought a treasure was buried in such and such spot, they would break out their shovel and begin digging. And most likely they ended up with an empty hole and a pile of dirt. So on to the next area, they went to dig another hole and hoped for the best. Today’s metal detectors take the work out of locating a possible treasure.
Do you plan on searching for one of these? If so, it’s a good idea to have a metal detector. If you don’t own one and are thinking of purchasing one, don’t spend a lot of money. $300 -$500 is all you need to spend on your first detector.
You do not need one with all of the bells and whistles which makes it harder for a newbie treasure hunter to learn.
Have fun in your search for buried treasure in Kentucky.
Anthony Caccoma, a gambler, left a diary in 1940 when he died, that stated he buried a bunch of treasures near the town of Horse Cave. One of the treasures worth $3200 was located east of the town. It was cached near the foundation of an old home.
A Prohibition mobster was reported to have buried treasure worth approximately $4 million in gold coins and paper currency. The cache was buried somewhere near Covington on the Ohio River, opposite from Cincinnati.
Around the time of the Civil War, William Pettit buried approximately $80,000 in gold coins somewhere on his 2000 acre farm. The farm was located approximately three miles south of Lexington.
Jack Neal, a wealthy trader, supposedly buried $200,000 in silver and gold bars on his farm in an orchard. His property was located in the mountains east of Hueysville.
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Know What The Laws Are
If you plan to search for treasure on private property it's always a good idea to ask for permission from the property owners.
Will you be going on to State or Federal Lands?
Here's What Happens If You Break The Federal Law
You can get arrested for breaking the above law. It does happen. I have listed a few of the incidents of people who have unknowingly broke the Antiquities law at the link below. Be careful!
People are getting arrested for breaking these laws.
Buried treasure in Kentucky may be located in ghost towns.
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