Near Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel
Discovery of Sulphur Well
This artesian well was discovered in 1845 by Ezekial Neal, who was drilling for salt water. When he reached 180 ft. depth, pressure shot water, auger, and shafting over top of large sycamore tree. Besides salt, water contained sulphur, magnesium, and iron; used by many for its medicinal value. Constant water supply not affected by cold, heat, rain, or drought.
Beula Villa Hotel
Built 1903 by Catlett W. Thompson, across from sulphur well. Two main buildings with guest rooms were note for spacious, wide verandas. A swinging bridge was erected from main veranda to the well. Next owner was King C. Crenshaw. Business thrived until 1960, when Crenshaw’s health failed. After 65 years of serving the community, this popular hotel closed in 1968.
Erected 1991 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1895.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 37° 6.056′ N, 85° 38.042′ W. Marker is near Edmonton, Kentucky, in Metcalfe County. Marker can be reached from Sulphur Well Knob Lick Road (State Highway 70) south of Mitchell Edwards Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Sulphur Well Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Edmonton KY 42129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ed Porter Thompson (approx. 4.3 miles away); Savoyard (approx. 6 miles away); Robert Stockton (approx. 7.6 miles away); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 7.8 miles away); Rev. Robert Stockton (approx. 7.8 miles away); Partisan Protected (approx. 8.3 miles away); Founder of Edmonton (approx. 8½ miles away); William Henry Newman (approx. 8½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edmonton.
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