Several years ago, on April 4, 2012, I wrote about an old well in the valley below our house. Here is the picture I posted then.
We put the old bed springs on top of it when we first found it. It was open before then, located in an old farmstead. I think this home was abandoned before Clinton Lake was built. All is left of the home is one side of a foundation made with stacked rocks. If you didn’t know where it is located, I doubt you could find it.
We went back to the site today to check the well. I was thinking of hiding a geocache in area of the farmstead. The open well is a concern for safety of those searching, though. We discovered the well is currently dry. A first. Usually when we shine a light down we see water. It is 14’ deep and lined with rock all the way to the bottom.
We decided if I hide a geocache, it won’t be here.
By the way, we know of one other open hand dug well in the valley. We’ve reported both of them, but…..oh well.