Water and Well

Water and Well (HMB8O)

Location: Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.45', W 76° 46.575'

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" ? not at all replenished with springs of fresh water ? their wells brackish, ill-scented ? and not grateful to the stomach." If a well at Jamestown was sunk to the right depth, it could yield "sweet water." Too deep a well would hit saltwater; too shallow a well would be contaminated with human waste. Fevers and "fluxes" were common.
HM NumberHMB8O
Placed ByColonial National Historic Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 6:46am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 342379 N 4119369
Decimal Degrees37.20750000, -76.77625000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.45', W 76° 46.575'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 27.00" N, 76° 46' 34.50" W
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Area Code(s)757, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1365 Colonial National Historic Pkwy, Williamsburg VA 23185, US
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