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Cave in Rock

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Cave-In-Rock is a village in Hardin County, Illinois, United States. Its principal feature and tourist attraction is nearby Cave-In-Rock, on the banks of the Ohio River. Cave-in-Rock was originally a stronghold for outlaws, including river pirates and highwaymen Samuel Mason and James Ford, tavern owner/highwayman Isaiah L. Potts, serial killers/bandits the Harpe brothers, counterfeiters Philip Alston, Peter Alston, John Duff, Eson Bixby, and the Sturdivant Gang, and the post-Civil War bandit, Logan Belt. The population was 318 at the 2010 census.GeographyCave-In-Rock is located in southeastern Hardin County at . It is bordered to the south by the Ohio River, which forms the state boundary with Kentucky. The Cave-In-Rock Ferry crosses the Ohio from Cave-In-Rock village to Crittenden County, Kentucky, at a point north of Marion. Cave-In-Rock is the southern terminus of Illinois Route 1, which leads north from the ferry to its northern terminus in Chicago.
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