The first cache ever hidden was on
Shortly after, more people began hiding these “stashes” and posting the coordinates on the internet. On
If you’d like to figure out which was the first cache hidden in your state, you can create a Pocket Query that’ll tell you. Here’s how:
Under your Account page on Geocaching.com, select, “Build Pocket Queries”. Then click “Create a new query”, and select the following options:
- Within States/Provinces (select yours)
- Within radius of 500 miles
- Placed During (this is the key field)
September 1, 2000and December 31, 2000
Then click “Submit Information” and on the next page, select “Preview the Search”. You should now have a list of the first set of geocaches placed in your state. For example, running this query for
If there isn’t a cache in your home state that falls within this search criteria, try extending the end date of the query until it produces some results.
You can also modify this query to, say, find the oldest caches within a set radius of your home (using the From Origin query selection). Or, of all the caches you have found so far, find the oldest geocache hidden (check the “I have found” box). You may have to play around with the end date a bit to generate results you can use.
Of course, if you use a geocaching database program like GSAK you can simply sort your different cache lists by the date placed field to generate the same information.
For the record, the oldest cache that I’ve found so far was placed on
Keep on cachin!