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Cahaba in Dallas County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Perine Well

 
 
Perine Well Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
1. Perine Well Marker
Inscription. This artesian well was drilled to serve a factory which did not materialize. It was then used to water the grounds, a garden and pastures. In addition, by forcing water through pipes into his $50,000 home, E. M. Perine, a merchant prince, had the first air conditioning in Alabama. Fry's history relates that when drilled, this was the deepest known well in the world. Flow is now estimated at 1250 gallons per minute from a depth of 700-900 feet.
 
Erected by Cahaba Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 18.684′ N, 87° 5.964′ W. Marker is in Cahaba, Alabama, in Dallas County. Marker is on 6th South Street. Touch for map. The marker is located at the end of 6th South Street. Go south on Oak Street, 6th South Street is the second dirt road on the left from Capitol Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Orrville AL 36767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Footprint of a Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Anna Gayle Fry House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cahawba - circa 1500
Perine Well Marker with well visible in center background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
2. Perine Well Marker with well visible in center background.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); A Prison Chimney? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Major Hiram Solon Hanchett (approx. 0.4 miles away); Castle Morgan & Jesse Hawes (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cahaba.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Cahawba, "Alabama's most famous Ghost Town". (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
2. Photo of the Perine Mansion. (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
3. Another Photo of the Perine Mansion. (Submitted on October 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Fry's History
Fry's History mentioned in the text is probably Anna M. Gayle Fry's, Memories of Old Cahaba. Nashville, Tenn., Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1908.
    — Submitted May 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

 
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Perine Well image. Click for full size.
By Tim Carr, August 15, 2009
3. Perine Well
View of Perine well with water still trickling into a small brook on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 6, 2018
4. View of Perine well with water still trickling into a small brook on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,724 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on May 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   2. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama.   4. submitted on January 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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