Sinkholes in Adair County, KY | Kentucky Sinkholes

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Sinkholes in Adair County, KY | Kentucky Sinkholes

Adair County, KY Sinkhole Map

Sinkhole Count: 547

Adair County, KY FAQs

About 77 percent of Kentucky’s bedrock, including in Adair County, is made up of limestone, shale, and sandstone. These minerals are water-permeable, leading to the formation of caves and sinkholes. There are many small sinkholes around the county seat of Columbia and in the county’s southwest. It’s wise to consult a geologist when considering buying a property in this area.

Unlike “cover-collapsing” sinkholes in Florida, large sinkholes that can swallow buildings are rare in Kentucky. However, even small sinkholes can damage buildings, roads, and equipment.

No, there is no hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” in Adair county.

Yes, it is possible to insure your home against sinkholes in Kentucky.

Check your property for shallow depressions or arch-shaped cracks. If you’re thinking of buying a property, ask the seller if any sinkholes have been filled. You can also check the foundation of the house for damage. See  7 Signs Your Property Has a Sinkhole to learn more. The good news is, a sinkhole can be repaired.

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