“I also have fond memories of drinking the water from primitive fountains outside the old school during recess from the well you mentioned.”Phillip Harris
Enjoyed your piece about the spring at Flowing Wells. I grew up near there just up the hill headed west on Wrightsboro Road. I attended the old Sue Reynolds School during the 60’s.
In those days there were three springs. The one you mentioned that pumped water up the hill to the school, another one that fed the swimming pool next to the creek, and another about a hundred yards directly across the road from the pool.
As a kid on my bike, me and my friends made many stops at these wells for a cool drink of water on hot summer days. I learned to swim there at that same pool. The creek there near the pool is a tributary to Rae’s Creek that flows through the Augusta National.
I also have fond memories of drinking the water from primitive fountains outside the old school during recess from the well you mentioned. One last thought , near the intersection of Wrightsboro and Flowing Wells Roads, near the wells, is the remains of what I believe to be one of the oldest if not the oldest one room schoolhouses in Richmond County.
And it’s for sale! A hundred years ago , it was known as Goodwin’s Chapel , a forerunner to Sue Reynolds School. That school and the wells ( in my opinion) deserve historical markers.
Thanks for the memories!