The Town Well Shelter

The Town Well Shelter (HME91)

Location: Eatonton, GA 31024 Putnam County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 19.288', W 83° 23.293'

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This well shelter was probably built in 1839 when James Wright fulfilled his contract to dig a new well and build a well shelter on the public square for one hundred and fifty dollars. In 1902 a public drinking fountain was installed on the public square and the well was filled in. At that time the well shelter was removed from the public square and at the request of Hampton C. Walker the well shelter was placed over the well located on the property line between "the old Adam Hafner House" and "the old Dan O'Sullivan House," the "middle of the well" having been the property line between the two lots since 1817. Years later W. Wingfield Walker, through inheritance from his father Hampton C. Walker, owned both lots and sold them. The well, a landmark of long standing, was filled in when the present Radio Station was constructed in 1962. The well shelter, having sustained only minor alterations and repairs over the years, was removed at the request of W. Wingfield Walker to Turner Park.
HM NumberHME91
Year Placed1985
Placed ByUncle Remus Museum, Inc
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 1:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 277689 N 3689471
Decimal Degrees33.32146667, -83.38821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 19.288', W 83° 23.293'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 19' 17.28" N, 83° 23' 17.58" W
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Area Code(s)706, 478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 298 Oak St, Eatonton GA 31024, US
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