Sapphire Valley Historical Society

Wishing Well Day 2

Sharon Holt, daughter Anna and Rick Stargel successfully removed over 30 years of ivy and organic matter to reveal the well preserved Stone Basin / Wishing Well!

What we discovered was a perfectly carved stone basin in the center of the seating area.

Initial research indicates the basin itself  may be a Creek Indian relic over 225 years old.

Records show Creek and Cherokee Indians occupied this section of Western North Carolina in the 1700 and early 1800's.

Sapphire VAlley Historical Society

The History of Sapphire Valley