Wooden Water Pipe
This nearly 22-foot-long water pipe was excavated from the Casper Koiner farm in Crimora, Augusta County. It was part of a system that carried water to the 155-acre farm which included distilleries, a tannery, and a grist mill. Due to its relative affordability and availability, wood has been used to make pipes and pumps to supply water for century.
The pipe was made by drilling a hole through the center of the log using a long handled auger.
The pipes would be tapered at one end so they could fit together with another pipe.
Erected by Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 38° 4.185′ N, 78° 53.731′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker can be reached from West Main Street (U.S. 340) just east of New Hope Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plumb House (a few steps from this marker); Fishburne Military School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waynesboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early’s Last Battle (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Waynesboro (approx. half a mile away); W. J. Loth (approx. half a mile away); River Crossings & Bridges (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ecology of the South River (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.