Site of the First Well in DeForest

Site of the First Well in DeForest (HMPHP)

Location: DeForest, WI 53532 Dane County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 14.856', W 89° 19.491'

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In the 1850's, the U.S. government commissioned a well to be dug on this site to insure the settlers of a pure source of water. The well was seventy feet deep and cased in hand-laid stone. It served the community for many years after the Karows purchased the property. A wind mill was constructed. Later, the well was dug deeper and an electric pump was installed. With good care by the Karow family, this historic well was preserved into the 1980's.
Year Placed1996
Placed ByThe Resad Family/Condon Oil Company, the DeForest Area Historical Society, and the Village of DeForest
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Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 5:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 311264 N 4790935
Decimal Degrees43.24760000, -89.32485000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 14.856', W 89° 19.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 14' 51.36" N, 89° 19' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)608
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 923-933 Co Hwy Divide, DeForest WI 53532, US
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