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Near Edmonton in Metcalfe County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel

 
 
Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
1. Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel Marker
Side One
Inscription.
(Side One)
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.

(Side Two)
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Kentucky Historical Society marker series.
 
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
Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
2. Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel Marker
Side Two
Road (State Highway 70) south of Mitchell Edwards Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Sulphur Well Park. Marker is in this post office area: Edmonton KY 42129, United States of America.
 
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); Joseph A. Altsheler (approx. 7.8 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. 8.5 miles away); William Henry Newman (approx. 8.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Edmonton.
 
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Marker in Sulphur Well Park image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
3. Marker in Sulphur Well Park
Sulphur Well Park as Seen from Highway 70 image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 31, 2016
4. Sulphur Well Park as Seen from Highway 70
Marker beneath entrance sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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