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Sardis in Monroe County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sardis Historic Town Pump

 
 
Sardis Historic Town Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
1. Sardis Historic Town Pump Marker
Inscription.  Monroe County's ground-water resources are valuable assets for its people and economy. Especially notable are the substantial quantities of water that can be obtained in the medium sand and gravel underground aquifers located on the eastern side of the county. The Sardis Town Pump, which taps into one of these aquifers, has been in continuous operation since the nineteenth century and has played an important role in the daily life of Sardis residents. At approximately 78 feet deep, it was originally operated with a hand pump and converted to electricity in 1951. It is the drinking choice for many in the community and throughout Monroe County. It is the last of four known public wells that have served the village of Sardis.
 
Erected 2002 by Ohio Bicentennial Commission, The Longaberger Company, Sardis Community Improvement Organization, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-56.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location.
Sardis Historic Town Pump Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 29, 2014
2. Sardis Historic Town Pump Marker
39° 37.318′ N, 80° 54.734′ W. Marker is in Sardis, Ohio, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Muskingum Street and Mound Street, on the right when traveling north on Muskingum Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sardis OH 43946, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Camp (approx. 2˝ miles away in West Virginia); Adena Burial Mound (approx. 2.7 miles away in West Virginia); Levi Morgan (approx. 2.8 miles away in West Virginia); Sardis Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); New Martinsville (approx. 3.1 miles away in West Virginia); Sistersville (approx. 5.9 miles away in West Virginia); "Big Moses" Well / Polecat Oil Well (approx. 6.1 miles away in West Virginia); Little Sister (approx. 6.1 miles away in West Virginia).
 
Sardis Historic Town Pump image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 25, 2018
3. Sardis Historic Town Pump
The pump was located in this small gazebo in the center of the cross-roads.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 3, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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