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DeForest in Dane County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Site of the First Well in DeForest

 
 
Site of the First Well in DeForest Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 30, 2010
1. Site of the First Well in DeForest Marker
Inscription. In the 1850's, the U.S. government commissioned a well to be dug on this site to insure the settlers of a pure source of water. The well was seventy feet deep and cased in hand-laid stone. It served the community for many years after the Karows purchased the property. A wind mill was constructed. Later, the well was dug deeper and an electric pump was installed. With good care by the Karow family, this historic well was preserved into the 1980's.
 
Erected 1996 by the Resad Family/Condon Oil Company, the DeForest Area Historical Society, and the Village of DeForest.
 
Location. 43° 14.856′ N, 89° 19.491′ W. Marker is in DeForest, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker is at the intersection of East Holum Street and U.S. 51, on the left when traveling west on East Holum Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 937 East Holum Street, De Forest WI 53532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); De Forest Centennial (approx. 0.8 miles away); The De Forest Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Andreas Dahl (approx. one mile
Site of the First Well in DeForest Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, October 30, 2010
2. Site of the First Well in DeForest Marker
The marker is on the other side of the stone base in the center of the photo next to the bush.
away); Token Creek (approx. 3.9 miles away); Ella Wheeler Wilcox (approx. 5 miles away); Maureen Mengelt Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); First Rural Free Delivery in Wisconsin (approx. 6.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in DeForest.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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