Gainesboro, Tennessee: Flynn Creek Impact Crater

A historical marker marks where something fell from outer space and left a 2 1/2 mile wide crater 360 million years ago.
Address:
1893-2121 Flynns Creek Rd, Gainesboro, TN
Directions:
7 mi. south of town via TN-56. Go right on Pap Johnson Circle, right on Cubb Hollow Rd, right on Flynns Creek Rd, marked by TN state historical marker on left pull-off.
Phone:
6155454866
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Impact Crater.

Flynn's Creek Impact Crater

A 360 million year old impact crater site was used by NASA to train astronauts for the Apollo missions. The cliff faces show evidence of impact next to a beautiful creek, just off the road.

[Mrs Janie M Luther-Polheber, 03/09/2016]

It doesn't look like a classic crater because it's "buried beneath younger rocks." A historical marker notes the Apollo astronaut training claim.

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