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Baldwin City in Douglas County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Palmyra Well

 
 
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By D. Kevin Surbaugh, November 4, 2015
1. Palmyra Well Marker
Inscription. This well was hand dug when the town of Palmyra was established in 1857, it served travelers on the Santa Fe Trail, as well as townspeople.

The well is 25 ft in diameter and 56 ft deep and about 17 ft to water.
 
Erected by Santa Fe Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 47.159′ N, 95° 10.848′ W. Marker is in Baldwin City, Kansas, in Douglas County. Marker is on Washington Street just east of Palmyra Lane. Click for map. about one (1) block east of the Baldwin City High School near the intersection of Washington Street and Palmyra Lane. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwin City KS 66006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Palmyra (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trail Park (approx. half a mile away); Baker University (approx. 0.6 miles away); Baldwin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ivan L. Boyd Memorial Prairie Preserve (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Battle of Black Jack (approx.

Palmyra Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By D. Kevin Surbaugh, November 4, 2015
2. Palmyra Well Marker
3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Black Jack (approx. 3.1 miles away); Black Jack Park (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baldwin City.
 
Regarding Palmyra Well. outdated photo of old (no-existent) signs visible on Google Maps
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkSettlements & Settlers
 
Palmyra Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By D. Kevin Surbaugh, November 4, 2015
3. Palmyra Well Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by D. Kevin Surbaugh of Baldwin City, Kansas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by D. Kevin Surbaugh of Baldwin City, Kansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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