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Damascus in Escambia County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Damascus Travelers Well

 
 
Damascus Travelers Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
1. Damascus Travelers Well Marker
Inscription.  Damascus Travelers Well (construction date unknown) was originally a public water well offering refreshment and rest for travelers and their animals passing through this area. The Damascus community also benefited from this well. Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Watson purchased this land in 1905. The land passed to Watson Family heirs after Mr. Watson’s death. After the well was no longer in public use, many young people dropped good luck pennies down in the well and made wishes for love, prosperity, and success. Due to vandals, the well has been filled up with dirt. Current and former citizens of Damascus still share many fond memories of this well.
Listed in the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage
 
Erected 2017 by the Citizens of the Damascus Community.
 
Location. 31° 10.359′ N, 86° 51.298′ W. Marker is in Damascus, Alabama, in Escambia County. Marker is at the intersection of Damascus Road and Well Road (County Route 71), on the right when traveling east on Damascus Road. Touch for map. Marker is at
View of well & marker at intersection of Damascus & Well Roads. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
2. View of well & marker at intersection of Damascus & Well Roads.
or near this postal address: Damascus Road, Brewton AL 36426, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dixon Home Place / History of the Dixon Home (approx. 9 miles away); Site of Fort Crawford (approx. 12.8 miles away); Downing-Shofner School (approx. 12.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Although marker is dated 2016, it was actually erected in January, 2017.
 
Also see . . .  Article about dedication of marker. (Submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Damascus Travelers Well Marker with Well Road in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 5, 2019
3. Damascus Travelers Well Marker with Well Road in background.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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