The artesian well on Court House Square has reached a depth of 475 feet. The water now flows from the top, running a stream of about two gallons a minute. The water is excellent, and (which is somewhat unusual at that depth) as cool as ordinary well water The workrr.en are now drilling through a rock, below which, the skiltul superintendent has strong hopes that a copious supply of the genuine fluid will be found. [Montgomery (Ala..) Journal.
This article was originally published with the title "Artesian Well" in Scientific American 8, 41, 328 (June 1853)