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Floyd Collins

  • Birth 20 Jul 1887 Auburn, Logan County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death c.1 Feb 1925 Barren County, Kentucky, USA
  • Burial Mammoth Cave, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Memorial ID 6731

Cave Explorer. Discovered Crystal Cave January 18, 1917. Was trapped in Sand Cave near Cave City, Kentucky for over two weeks, so his exact death date is not known. He was actually buried 4 times--- body was at first left in cave; then later removed and buried outside entrance to Crystal Cave, then body placed inside Crystal Cave; and finally at church cemetery in Mammoth Cave National Park. Book by Brucker and Murray, called "Trapped," describes his ordeal.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Oct 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6731
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Floyd Collins (20 Jul 1887–c.1 Feb 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6731, citing Mammoth Cave Baptist Church Cemetery, Mammoth Cave, Edmonson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .