Near Silverwood in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Lodi Mineral and Artesian Well
Salt discovered by Norbourn Thomas in 1829.
Capacity: 200 bushel of salt every 24 hours.
Depth 1,135 feet - Deepest in the United States at that time.
Artesian water of Medicinal value was discovered.
Became a Health Spa in 1921.
Water bottled and sold in many States.
Recreational area several years after well ceased flowing.
Erected 1976 by Fountain County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources • Science & Medicine • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1829.
Location. 39° 57.376′ N, 87° 24.217′ W. Marker is near Silverwood, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is on South Coffing Brothers Road north of State Road 234, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4670 South Coffing Brothers Road, Kingman IN 47952, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Silver Island Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Harrison's Crossing (approx. American Legion Veterans (approx. 3.8 miles away); Honor Roll of Iraq and Afghanistan War Deaths from Indiana (approx. 3.8 miles away); Eugene Covered Bridge (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mill Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4 miles away); Newport Covered Bridge (approx. 4.8 miles away); Newport Hill Climb (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Also see . . . History of Indiana - Vol II - 1918 ::. Outlines Lodi Mineral Artesian Well. Wabash and Erie Canal brought cheaper salt thusly ending ability to keep well as a paying business. Health Spa in 1921 and sales of bottled water continued for a number of years. (Submitted on July 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,346 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 3, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.