Site of Sonora Town Well

Site of Sonora Town Well (HM27XK)

Location: Sonora, TX 76950 Sutton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 34.329', W 100° 38.669'

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Pioneers seeking grazing land in arid Sutton County needed a reliable source of water. In 1887 Sonora's closest well, one of five in the county, was three miles away. Using a horse-driven drill, Charlie Adams sank the town's first well in 1889 at this site, which became the courthouse square. A windmill pumped the water to a storage tank on the surface. In 1893 another well was drilled nearby, and in 1895 T.D. Newell bought and removed the original waterworks. This large live oak tree stood at the southwest corner of the waterworks lot.
HM NumberHM27XK
Year Placed1977
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 342300 N 3383338
Decimal Degrees30.57215000, -100.64448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 34.329', W 100° 38.669'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 34' 19.74" N, 100° 38' 40.14" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-198 N Water Ave, Sonora TX 76950, US
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