Video of Panther Cave in Somervell County TX

1 - junelle hopingardner   13 Jan 2011 @ 12:19:29 AM  This is so cool. My Great-great Grandmother was Margaret Elizabeth Stephens-Whitener. Her brothers were Cliff and Cave. I hope to one day visit Stephensville and see the cave. The stories are true. Thank you so much!

2 - Stephen Brown   1 Mar 2011 @ 3:51:23 AM 

That was my grandpa, William Adam Cave Stephen. He raised me until his death in 1953. He told me some stories about Panther Cave, but according to him his dog at the time was a mastiff, not a bulldog. He was born in 1875, so these days so many years later, who knows.

3 - Clarisa Sutton   25 May 2011 @ 11:27:25 PM 

Hello Stephens family,

Perhaps ya'll have met me a couple of years ago on one of your treks down into the cave.

I have been the 'unofficial' curator and caretaker of the cave for about 15 years now.

I truly enjoyed your video of the history of the cave and appreciate your consideration of the importance of it’s historical preservation.

I have plans to buy the cave and wanted you to know that ya'll are always welcomed to visit anytime!!

As I expressed at the time of meeting your clan, this cave is truly a God-given beauty to be admired by the few who understand and appreciate it's historical  value and spiritual beauty.


Clarisa Sutton :)



4 - crimpys   5 Jan 2013 @ 4:02:06 PM 

Hi to everyone that is connected to the Panther cave.  My name is Ted Severns. My Great Grandfather is George Washington Cliff Stephen twin brother to William Adam Cave. I have been raised with the story of my Great, Great Grandfather, Madison (Matt) Hram Stephen (wagon and ox freight operator) and my Grandmother, Caroline Jennete Cooper.  I am so pround that folks are visiting the cave and others who are spending their time to tell the story of these courageous pioneers. Thank you so very much.  Ted

5 - kevstephen   20 Mar 2014 @ 11:54:28 PM 

I am planning a trip to the area & would like to know how I can visit Panther Cave. I am descended from William Franklin (Uncle Bill) Stephen. 



6 - salon   21 Mar 2014 @ 9:01:47 AM 

Panther Cave is on private property so it can't simply be visited without trespassing. When I recorded this, I did so because Mr Bussey, who has a Fossil Shop, had arranged for the tour. You might try calling him and seeing if he can put you with the property owners.

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