Tag Archives: Georgia Wells

Noel House & Well House, Talbot County

This simple vernacular form probably dates to the 19th century. The well house is later, but a notable survivor.

 

Town Well, Circa 1905, Bowman

Located on the Public Square, the old town well is Bowman’s gathering place. It was built by Goshen John Bowers.

Bowman Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

Old Town Well, Oakfield

Oakfield GA Town Well Gazebo Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Most small towns once had a public well and pump for the use of citizens. A few of these still survive throughout Georgia and are usually sheltered by a gazebo or pavilion. Such a structure would likely have not been present when these wells were first built.

Oakfield GA Well Pump Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2015

Central Hallway Farmhouse, Telfair County

Telfair County GA Red Pioneer Farmhouse Square Shallow Well Beside Front Porch Rusted Tin Roof Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

This is a great old house, with a shallow well just off the front porch.

Telfair County GA Red Pioneer Farmhouse Square Shallow Well Beside Front Porch Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

 

Town Well & Watering Pool, 1887, Bartow

Bartow GA Town Well Gazebo Local History Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2014

George Rachels III writes: Due to a recent accident, the original watering pool was destroyed when a semi lost it brakes and plowed through the park, i n January 2015.

Town Well & Post Office, Omaha

Omaha GA Town Well in Middle of Street Stewart County Abandoned Country Store Picture Image Photograph Copyright © Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

Thanks to Sylvette Walsh for suggesting this photograph. I don’t know how old the well is, but it’s right in the middle of the street in downtown Omaha. She notes that about 20 years ago, the well was a wooden construction with the traditional roof covering. Janice Morrison-Williams wrote that the structure behind the well, which I thought was a store, was actually the old post office.

Vernacular Farmhouse & Shallow Well, Irwin County

tenant farmhouse shallow well irwin county ga photograph copyright brian brown vanishing south georgia usa 2009