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The Electro Chalybeate Well

 
 
The Electro Chalybeate Well Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 7, 2008
1. The Electro Chalybeate Well Marker
Inscription.  Thousands visited this artesian well in the early 1900s to drink its mineral water believed to cure stomach, liver and kidney ailments. It and the adjacent Water Plant, built in 1885, were part of 54 acre Lancaster Park which also included a zoo, a large goldfish and lily pond, bandstand, children's playground, and Johnny's popcorn stand.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4D 42.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 35° 36.31′ N, 88° 48.81′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Tennessee, in Madison County. Marker is on South Royal Street south of Oconnor Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in front of the gazebo just south of the RR crossing. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 604 S Royal St, Jackson TN 38301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jackson Spoke Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Austin Raymond Merry
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(about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabel Louise "Big Maybelle" Smith (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mother Liberty CME Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Former Site of Merry High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Butler Race Track c. 1825 / Memphis Conference Female Institute 1843-1923 (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); General Ulysses S. Grant (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
The Electro Chalybeate Well image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 7, 2008
2. The Electro Chalybeate Well
The Electro Chalybeate Well image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ken Smith, November 8, 2008
3. The Electro Chalybeate Well
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,357 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on January 7, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 6, 2012, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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