Shubuta, Mississippi: Famous Red Water Artesian Well

"The Famous Artesian Well," as promoted by town signs, pumps out potable, oddly red water, which was once thought to have healing properties.

Station St., Shubuta, MS
At the corner of Eucutta and Station Sts, one block east of Hwy 145/High St.
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Red Water.

Famous Red Water Artesian Well

Drove about 30 miles out of the way to see this "red water" well. It was definitely worth it to see the look on the boyfriend's face when we pulled up to a dirty well pumping sulfur water out in a desolate town! It took a while for the insane laughing to stop!

We bottled some for the memories, but I won't be drinking it.

[Lindsey, 01/15/2014]

Red Artesian Well.

Famous Red Water Artesian Well

Could not locate the "Shubuta: Home of the Famous..." sign, which was disappointing...Still, the attraction provided a good chuckle.

[Big Al Gnome, 07/08/2012]

Welcome to Shubuta sign.

Famous Red Water Artesian Well

This artesian well pumps out red water which is potable. It has a unique flavor due to the mineral content. It was thought at one time that the red artesian water was a medicinal curative.

[Carl McCaskey, 08/27/2010]

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