Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gainesville’s Only Artesian Spring
Located below is Gainesville’s only artesian spring. Tapped directly with a pipe in 1898, the springs provided the City’s only water source for many years.
In 1905, Gainesville’s plentiful water supply was used to entice the University of Florida to locate here.
Abandoned in 1948, upon the completion of a water treatment plant, water from the springs now flows onto Paynes Prairie providing a habitat for a diversity of birds, animals, fish and reptiles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1898.
Location. 29° 37.24′ N, 82° 18.425′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker can be reached from Southeast 15th Street, 0.1 miles south of Southeast 32nd Place, on the right when traveling south. Located in Boulware Springs Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Southeast 15th Street, Gainesville FL 32641, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boulware Springs Water Works Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Johnson Finley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Trains Rumbled Overhead Evergreen Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Cattle Economy (approx. 0.9 miles away); Living Links to Florida's Past (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alachua Sink (approx. one mile away); Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church and Porters Quarters (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 81 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 4, 2013, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.