Seneca, Kansas: Second Largest Hand Dug Well in Kansas

65 feet deep, 34 feet across, dug in 1895. Open to walk down into, on occasion. Second in manual burrowing achievement only to the big well in Greensburg.

Seneca City Park

Address:
Elk St., Seneca, KS
Directions:
In Seneca City Park at the west edge of town. Three blocks south of US Hwy 36, at the corner of Elk and N. 10th Sts.
Phone:
785-336-6366
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Second Largest Hand Dug Well in Kansas.

Second Largest Hand Dug Well in Kansas

At the base of the building you can see the original stones for the well.

[David, 07/09/2014]
Second Largest Hand Dug Well in the World

Originally the town water supply, it later fell to disuse. When cleaned up for the sake of history, several cars,trucks,and much scrap were removed. Now a small tourist attraction in the town park -- admission is free. It is not that far on north to Marysville and its sites, or south to Wamego for its...

[Allan, 02/23/2003]
Hand Dug Well

In the City park there is a hand dug well that is open by appt. with City Hall ... dug in 1897. 65 feet deep...34 feet diameter.

[Alma Ackerman, 07/31/1999]

This is the Second Largest Hand-Dug Well in Kansas. The Largest is in Greensburg.

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