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Old 10-05-2010, 06:42 PM
 
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Just wondering...Cave Spring...does it have (or has it ever had?) either a cave and/or a spring?
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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Great question!

Check out this link ==> GC282RF Welcome to Cave Spring (Traditional Cache) in Virginia, United States created by divinenature, part of which is quoted here:
"The book History of the City of Roanoke (1968) asserts that the locality derives its name from the spring which has its source in a cave lying on the north side of Route 221 (Old Cave Spring Road used to be 221, so now the spring is on the south side of 221). "The spring branch augmented by several other springs flows westwardly about a mile until it enters a bottom. This bottom was early known as 'Muddy Lick' because some of the spring waters had a saline content. Animals came here to lick the salt impregnated mud as they did at 'Big Lick' (Roanoke's original name). This bottom is the
source of Mud Lick Run which flows north to empty in the Roanoke River in the Norwich section of Roanoke City" ( just north of the intersection of Mud Lick Road and Route 11/Brandon Avenue). In Howes "Historical Collections" of 1845, mention is made of the bones of a mastodon unearthed in the Big Lick bottom and exhibited for many years on the porch of Pate's Store (intersection of I-581 and Orange Ave)."
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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There we have it, thanks man!
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Central Virginia
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You're welcome. Have the leaves started turning in your area yet?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:39 AM
 
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You're welcome. Have the leaves started turning in your area yet?
A few prematurely turned, but for the most part not yet.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:21 PM
 
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Great question!

'Big Lick' (Roanoke's original name). "
Can't decide if I am happy that the name was changed or not. Would have been kind of fun to say - I want to move to Big Lick...
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:02 PM
 
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Hahaha, yes! There is an actual Cave Spring, located at 4410 Old Cave Spring Road, and it's for sale ($275,000)! With the original log cabin. Here's the link: 4410 Old Cave Spring Road Roanoke VA Home for Sale - Real Estate - MLS #764614 - Realtor.comĀ®
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