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Adel in Cook County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Adel Lime Sink

 
 
Adel Lime Sink Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
1. Adel Lime Sink Marker
Inscription. The origin of both this lake and its name are a mystery as the source of water is unknown and analysis has shown no lime in the soil. The lake which reputedly “has no bottom” formerly served as a baptismal pool for the adjacent Salem Primitive Baptist Church built in 1859. The church organized in that year was given the lake and three acres of land by David G. Hutchinson. The area has been restored to its natural beauty by the Adel Womans Club. During the early history of Adel this site served as a social center for the entire community and many generations of children have fished from the lake’s banks.
 
Erected 1955 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 037-2.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 31° 8.268′ N, 83° 25.207′ W. Marker is in Adel, Georgia, in Cook County. Marker is at the intersection of East Fourth Street (Georgia Route 37) and South Gordon Street, on the right when traveling east on East Fourth Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Adel GA 31620, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cook County (approx.
Adel Lime Sink Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
2. Adel Lime Sink Marker
Looking west on East Fourth Street (Georgia Highway 37) toward downtown Adel.
¼ mile away); Old Coffee Road (approx. 6.3 miles away); Reed Bingham State Park Bridge (approx. 7.4 miles away); Battle of Brushy Creek (approx. 7.8 miles away); Indian Fights (approx. 11.1 miles away); Berrien County (approx. 11.1 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 11.2 miles away); a different marker also named Old Coffee Road (approx. 12.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Adel.
 
Regarding Adel Lime Sink. The small lime sink is on the property of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church, also known as the Lime Sink Church, one block south on South Gordon Street.
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Adel Lime Sink Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, January 23, 2011
3. Adel Lime Sink Marker
Looking east on East Fourth Street (Georgia Highway 37), with Woodlawn Cemetery, which adjoins the Lime Sink and the Salem Primitive Baptist Church.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,301 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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