See the sights in Walworth County: Ever-flowing well
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The ever-flowing well in the town of Whitewater has been producing water since it was hand dug in 1895 by settler Adam Channing. Photo by Paul Plevak.
WALWORTH COUNTY--They’re not always marked on any map, but Walworth County has its share of quirky little spots. They come in all shapes, from a bit of living history to a slice of unexpected natural beauty. Some of them are hidden in out-of-the-way places. Others are in plain sight, but so familiar they can blend into the landscape unnoticed. All of them are worth a look.
On a secluded stretch of Clover Road between Whitewater and Whitewater Lake is an ever-flowing well that has been producing water since it was hand dug--to an original depth of 55 feet--by settler Adam Channing in 1895.
The artesian well is a cairn-like pile of stones with simple pipes gushing cold water.
People still regularly stop with everything from plastic jugs to water bottles for a fill-up, and thanks to an area Kiwanis group, there’s a roofed shelter with benches nearby where visitors can pause to also drink in the view--woods, fields and wildlife, like a pair of sandhill cranes.
Other Walworth County backyard gems:
Sunday: Beulah Bog
Monday: Portal to the past
Tuesday: Muster tree
Wednesday: P.O. art
Thursday: Ever-flowing well
Friday: Sacred spot
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