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Sinkholes in Anderson County, KY | Kentucky Sinkholes

Anderson County, KY Sinkhole Map

Sinkhole Count: 302

Anderson County, KY

About 77 percent of Kentucky’s bedrock, including in Anderson County, is made up of limestone, shale, and sandstone. These minerals are water-permeable, leading to the formation of caves and sinkholes. The county is located within the state’s Bluegrass region, rated 7th in the nation for sinkhole activity. The county’s eastern region specifically has a high potential for sinkholes. It’s wise to consult a geologist when considering buying a property in this area.

The median sales price of homes in Anderson County moderately increased between 2022 and 2023 and it takes little over a month, on average, for a home to sell. However, it’s important to remember sellers are required to disclose any known hazards on their property, including sinkholes.

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

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