“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Eatonton in Putnam County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

The Town Well Shelter

The Town Well Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, February 19, 2005
1. The Town Well Shelter Marker
Inscription. This well shelter was probably built in 1839 when James Wright fulfilled his contract to dig a new well and build a well shelter on the public square for one hundred and fifty dollars. In 1902 a public drinking fountain was installed on the public square and the well was filled in. At that time the well shelter was removed from the public square and at the request of Hampton C. Walker the well shelter was placed over the well located on the property line between “the old Adam Hafner House” and “the old Dan O’Sullivan House,” the “middle of the well” having been the property line between the two lots since 1817. Years later W. Wingfield Walker, through inheritance from his father Hampton C. Walker, owned both lots and sold them. The well, a landmark of long standing, was filled in when the present Radio Station was constructed in 1962. The well shelter, having sustained only minor alterations and repairs over the years, was removed at the request of W. Wingfield Walker to Turner Park.
Erected 1985 by Uncle Remus Museum, Inc.
Location. 33° 19.288′ N, 83° 23.293′ W. Marker is in Eatonton, Georgia, in Putnam County. Marker is on South Oak Street (U.S. 441) 0 miles north of South Washington Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located in Turner Park, next to the Uncle Remus Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Cave Spring GA 30124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Remus Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch Bank of the State of Georgia at Eatonton (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Stoneman Raid (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); The March to the Sea (approx. 0.3 miles away); Putnam County Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Flagpole (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eatonton.
Categories. Antebellum South, US
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 12, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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