Washington Pump & Oak

Washington Pump & Oak (HM97C)

Location: St Marys, GA 31558 Camden County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 43.481', W 81° 32.853'

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There were originally six wells one in each square, the only source of pure water for St. Marys, (until the tidal wave of 1818).

On the day that the Father of the Country was buried at Mt. Vernon local services were also held throughout the nation. St. Marys citizens marched to the dock to meet a boat bearing a flag draped casket; bore it up Osborn St. and with due ceremony and firing of guns, buried it where the Well known as the "Washington Pump" now is.

To mark the spot, four oaks were planted and have since been known as the "Washington Oaks". Only this one remains. This well was driven the year of Washington burial and has ever since been called the "Washington Pump".
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HM NumberHM97C
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number020-3
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 7:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 447577 N 3399218
Decimal Degrees30.72468333, -81.54755000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.481', W 81° 32.853'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 28.86" N, 81° 32' 51.18" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13291-13333 Conyers St E, St Marys GA 31558, US
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