Davin Park Artesian Well - Jacksonville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lazyCachers
N 30° 17.966 W 081° 39.251
17R E 437095 N 3352146
Quick Description: Located on River Road just south of Elder Lane in the San Marco area of Jacksonville, Florida.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/17/2009 7:49:32 PM
Waymark Code: WM5KA2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Tobix
Views: 13

Long Description:
Davin Park

Though this park is mainly just a strip of greenery with a few park benches, it does have one interesting feature you might want to check out: a maintained artisan fountain that served as a watering hole for horses on the bridle path of the former Villa Alexandria estate. Go west on Arbor Lane off of Hendricks, turning left onto River Road. The well is located at the corner of Elder and River Road.
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Davin Park (Artesian Well and Bridle Path / Carriage Drive)
This park originally served as a carriage lane and bridle path for the famed Villa Alexandria Estate. The artesian well at
the south end of the bridle path served as a watering hole for horses en route to the polo field on present day Holly Lane.
In 1990 the park was renamed for Lillian Davin, wife of developer Joseph Davin.
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On a personal note, we did not notice the usual sulphur odor that normally occurs with wells in this area. The water smelled more of minerals.

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