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Cook County Historical Markers

Adel Lime Sink


  • Source: David Seibert
  • Marker: Adel Lime Sink
  • Location: East Fourth St and South Gordon Ave (Ga 76 & Ga 37), Adel

ADEL LIME SINK

The origin of both this lake and its name are a mystery as the source of the water is unknown and analysis has shown no lime in the soil. The lake which reputedly “has no bottom” formerly served as baptismal pool for the adjacent Salem Primitive Baptist Church built in 1859. The church organized in that year ws given the lake and three acres of land by David G. Hutchinson. The area has been restored to its natural beauty by the Adel Womans Club. During the early history of Adel this site served as a social center for the entire community and many generations of children have fished from the lake’s banks.

037-2 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1955