The Silverlake Cache is not so much about what is here now but about what used to be here.
Erlanger was the home of my mother’s family. They lived back off Crescent Avenue on a farm on Silver Lake. The farm is long gone as is the lake. All that remains is a park built on and named for Silver Lake.
You start your cache hunt at the Erlanger Depot where, years ago, almost everyone arrived in Erlanger. No passenger trains stop here now and it is now the city's historical museum.
The actual cache site is a short drive or walk (0.6 mile)away from the depot. The park is located on Division just north of Crescent. The cache container is a standard size ammo box with a Geocaching label.
3 clues from the depot are needed to solve the puzzle to the cache location.
The Erlanger sign on the depot says it is 9.A miles to CIN (Cincinnati)
The Brick marking the Time Capsule buried near the flogpole was dedicated in Sept. 199B
The Erlanger sign on the depot says it is 32C.3 miles to CHA (Chattanooga)
The cache is located at
N39 01.5A9 W084 35.6BC
Also see and print out the Silver Lake Clue Sheet.
Silverlake Park Today
For some early history of Erlanger go to –
Erlanger - The Friendship City
For some early pictures of Erlanger go to –
Kenton County Views - Erlanger
The Erlanger Depot Museum is open to the public every Saturday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
(April 1 to November 1, only)