Growing up, my grandparents lived on a farm and the Blue Hole was at the end of their cow pasture. There was no way my Memma and Granddaddy would ever let me go near the Blue Hole. The Blue Hole was a big hole of water that a spring running the length of the pasture emptied into. The story always was that the Blue Hole didn't have a bottom. Many of the Larkinsville boys (including the Larkinsville Mafia as I saw them called) tried to find bottom. I always heard that they couldn't find bottom. I heard that someone lost their false teeth in the Blue Hole. Also, Memma always told me the tale of the horse and buggy that ran off into the Blue Hole carrying a man, his wife and two daughters. They were never seen again. And, God only knows how many times I have seen cows near the Blue Hole...I mean meandering around the edge and I am certain that cow poop ended up in the Hole. So, there was seemingly no way for the water in the Hole to be cleaned?? So, why the heck are people still swimming in the Blue Hole? Does the water not get hot and stagnant? I don't know. Back in the day, people always said that the Tennessee River flowed under Larkinsville so I always figured that the man, woman, horses and buggy floated off down the Tennessee River somewhere. I am not the only one that knows this story. Most people from Larkinsville heard the story from being passed down for generations. I know that Marilyn Morris knows about the story.
Anyway, you want catch me taking a dip in the Blue Hole.
Comments from my Larkinsville buddies??