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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Stone Well Cap

 
 
Stone Well Cap Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 1, 2015
1. Stone Well Cap Marker
Inscription.  These two large hand carved stones fit together to form a well cap which was the traditional well cover in use in the 1800s in Lynchburg. This one was brought here from the site of a house (now demolished) at 1714 Elm Street, high on a bluff overlooking the James River. The round center opening had to be just large enough for a bucket to pass through as it was lowered on a rope to gather water deep inside the well.
Gift of Wayne Phillips
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features.
 
Location. 37° 24.832′ N, 79° 9.416′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Wise Street and 4th Street when traveling north. Marker is located within the Old City Cemetery grounds, near the Chapel & Columbarium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Iron Fencing (a few steps from this marker); Marble Column (a few steps from this marker); Stone Watering Trough (within shouting distance of this marker); The Quartermaster's Glanders Stable
Stone Well Cap & Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, October 1, 2015
2. Stone Well Cap & Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Glanders (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Lynchburg's Pest House (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Glanders Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Ivy Chapel Union Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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May. 18, 2022