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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. In 1816, the earliest known permanent white settlers arrived and started building a town near the cave. The town was originally known as Rock and Cave, Illinois, with a post office under this name. On October 24, 1849, the town was officially renamed Cave-In-Rock. Cave-In-Rock was incorporated as a village in 1901. The population was 318 at the 2010 census.
|Coordinates: 37°28′12″N 88°9′59″W|
|Founded by||Earliest known permanent settlers arrived in 1816|
|Named for||The Cave near the town|
|• Total||0.41 sq mi (1.07 km2)|
|• Land||0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.11 km2)|
|Elevation||390 ft (120 m)|
|• Density||609.63/sq mi (235.65/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||2397577|
|Wikimedia Commons||Cave-In-Rock, Illinois|
Beginning in the 1790s, Cave-in-Rock became a refuge stronghold for frontier outlaws, on the run from the law which included 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-American Civil War bandit, Logan Belt.