Sinkholes in Allen County, KY | Kentucky Sinkholes

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Allen County, KY Sinkhole Map

Sinkhole Count: 703

Allen County, KY FAQs

About 77 percent of Kentucky’s bedrock, including in Allen County, is made up of limestone, shale, and sandstone. These minerals are water-permeable, leading to the formation of caves and sinkholes. Located in the Pennyroyal region of Kentucky, where sinkholes abound, there are many small sinkholes throughout Allen County. It’s wise to consult a geologist when considering buying a property in this area.

As part of the Pennyroyal region, Allen County has its share of small sinkholes. Bowling Green, about 25 miles away, has recorded some large sinkholes, including one that swallowed part of the National Corvette Museum in 2014. However, sinkholes can be filled and construction is robust in Bowling Green.

If a sinkhole appears on your property, you are required to fill it. It’s important to stay away from the sinkhole. Check your home for any signs the sinkhole is impacting it, such as sagging or cracking walls. You should also monitor the sinkhole for any changes in size. Homeowners can fill in shallow, smaller (less than 3 feet in diameter) sinkholes with concrete or rocky dirt. Larger sinkholes can be filled in by a landscaping company.

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