Watering Fountain

Watering Fountain (HM1Z9U)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 44.1', W 76° 34.77'

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Restored in 2007 by the Nansemond River Garden Club, this circa late 19th century fountain was utilitarian. Originally it was fed by a shallow well. Water was drawn by a foot pump and rainwater helped fill the basin. The fountain was used to water plants and the work animals that drew the hearses or carried the gravediggers and their equipment to the burial area. During restoration a shallow pond was discovered un the fountain basin; it likely was the original source for people to access collected rainwater. The surrounding area holds early unmarked graves.
HM NumberHM1Z9U
Placed ByNansemond River Garden Club
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 12:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 358970 N 4066638
Decimal Degrees36.73500000, -76.57950000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 44.1', W 76° 34.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 44' 6" N, 76° 34' 46.2" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 102 Mahan St, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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