Historic Sulphur Well Park
Ezekiel Neal began acquiring land along the South Fork in Metcalfe County in 1832. In 1845 he began digging a well. With a hand and horse powered drill he hit water at a depth of 180 feet. The stream of water has flowed continually since then. Mr. Neal was attempting to hit a salt well, as one had been dug on the East Fork of the Little Barren River and was making money for the owner. Disappointingly, this well was not a salt well. The water was analyzed and found to contain Sulphur, Magnesia, Salt and Iron. This combination of chemicals was believed to cure stomach problems and nervous disorders.