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Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of Sonora Town Well

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Site of Sonora Town Well Marker
Inscription.  Pioneers seeking grazing land in arid Sutton County needed a reliable source of water. In 1887 Sonora's closest well, one of five in the county, was three miles away. Using a horse-driven drill, Charlie Adams sank the town's first well in 1889 at this site, which became the courthouse square. A windmill pumped the water to a storage tank on the surface. In 1893 another well was drilled nearby, and in 1895 T.D. Newell bought and removed the original waterworks. This large live oak tree stood at the southwest corner of the waterworks lot.
 
Erected 1977 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5973.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources.
 
Location. 30° 34.329′ N, 100° 38.669′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
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By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
2. Site of Sonora Town Well Marker
walking distance of this marker. George H. McDonald & Josie C. McDonald (here, next to this marker); Robert Halbert & Battie Halbert (here, next to this marker); The Espy Family (here, next to this marker); David & Serena Estes Adams / James & Cora Vincent Trainer (here, next to this marker); E.F. & Bessie Wyatt Vanderstucken (here, next to this marker); Isaac and Victoria Miers (a few steps from this marker); Walter Ephriam Whitehead (a few steps from this marker); George S. Allison & Wife, Margaret Thornhill (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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