Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gainesville’s Only Artesian Spring
Located below is Gainesville’s only artesian spring. Tapped directly with a pipe in 1898, the springs provided the City’s only water source for many years.
In 1905, Gainesville’s plentiful water supply was used to entice the University of Florida to locate here.
Abandoned in 1948, upon the completion of a water treatment plant, water from the springs now flows onto Paynes Prairie providing a habitat for a diversity of birds, animals, fish and reptiles.
Location. 29° 37.24′ N, 82° 18.425′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from Southeast 15th Street 0.1 miles south of Southeast 32nd Place, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Boulware Springs Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Southeast 15th Street, Gainesville FL 32641, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boulware Springs Water Works Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Johnson Finley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Matheson House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Serenola Plantation Spanish Cattle Ranching (approx. 2.4 miles away); Alachula County Courthouse (approx. 2.4 miles away); East Florida Seminary (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 380 times since then and 104 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.