Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel Historical

Discovery of Sulphur Well / Beula Villa Hotel Historical (HM1TU6)

Location: Edmonton, KY 42129 Metcalfe County
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N 37° 6.056', W 85° 38.042'

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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.

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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.
HM NumberHM1TU6
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Year Placed1991
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 19th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 621380 N 4106942
Decimal Degrees37.10093333, -85.63403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 6.056', W 85° 38.042'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 6' 3.36" N, 85° 38' 2.52" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1501-1547 KY-70, Edmonton KY 42129, US
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