Cool Springs in Bentonville, Virginia

As we were driving along Gooney Manor Loop near Bentonville, Virginia, we saw  an old well across from the Cool Spring Church of God.  It looked intriguing enough to stop.

Bentonville--Memorial Sign on Well at Cool Spring

This sign provides all of the information that I could find on the spring.

Bentonville--Well at Cool Spring

The well has gone dry.

Bentonville--Well for of leaves at Cool Spring

I love the romance of a well providing cool water to local residents and trekkers as they past by on a hot, humid day in Virginia like the day we visited the well.  Lucky for us, we were on our way to Glen Manor Winery where we slaked our thirst with wine and water.

Pictures of the Church of God across the street.  According to Manta: “Our records show it was established in 1997 and incorporated in Virginia.”

The Battle of Cool Springs is not connected to this well. According to Wikipedia

The Battle of Cool Spring, also known as Castleman’s Ferry, Island Ford, Parker’s Ford, and Snicker’s Ferry, was a battle in the American Civil War fought July 17–18, 1864, in Clarke County, Virginia, as part of the Valley Campaigns of 1864. The battle was a Confederate victory.