Jacob's Well Chapter, NSDAR
Wimberley, Texas
(North Hays County Area)

Organized October 1991

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National Motto
God, Home, Country

National Objectives:
Historic Preservation, Education, Patriotism


Origin of Our Name

Jacob's Well in 1926Jacob's Well Chapter was named after a perpetual artesian spring north of Wimberley that eroded a two mile thick layer of limestone and formed a pool that was, for many years, used as a swimming hole. The creek fed by this spring was initially known as Jacobs Well Creek, but is now known as Cypress Creek. It is the primary source of water to Cypress Creek which flows through the City of Woodcreek, and the Village of Wimberley, through the famous Blue Hole swimming area and into the Blanco River. Jacob's Well is also believed to have the longest underwater cave in Texas. The first Texas pioneers (1850s) used the water supply to power the saw mill and to irrigate the fields. But it was probably used much earlier as a source of water for the Native Americans in this area.

The Wimberley Valley Watershed Association (WVWA) purchased Jacob's Well in 2006 along with neighboring properties to form a 50-acre parcel now christened The Jacob's Well Natural Area. Its goal is to manage and restore the area as a nature preserve. Jacob's Well Chapter, NSDAR, is a proud supporter of this conservation effort.

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Last updated February 13, 2023