You're guaranteed to enjoy the peaceful lifestyle at Jacobs Well and when you want a change of pace, the Gold Coast is just a half hour drive away and there is also easy access to theme parks, rail transport and shopping centres. Jacobs Well looks out over the southern end of Moreton Bay and the Broadwater. Fishing and boating enthusiasts regularly take advantage of this prime location to indulge in these activities amongst the myriad of islands close by, where abundant fish varieties exist all year round.
There are a number of different theories about the origins of the name Jacobs Well.
1. The area was possibly named after the 'Jacobs Well' in the Bible, so called after Jacob, son of Isaac in the Bible. Book of Genesis: Chapter 29: Verses 1, 2 and 10. Oliver Riesenweber, a descendant of pioneer settlers, believed that British settlers named the well in the early 1880s after the Bible reference.
2. It was named after the eldest son of Johann Gottlieb Gross, a pioneer and early settler of Pimpama Island in the early 1860s. His son found a well whilst hunting and fishing with friends and the well was named after him. This account of the naming of Jacobs Well was signed by B.E. Mondientz and was presented to the Albert Shire Council in July 1971.
3. In April 1872 a visitor to the area wrote that the well was a round waterhole surrounded by ferns. The place name Jacobs Well was widely in use by this time. (Queenslander 20/3/1873)
Pictured Above: View of the main road near Huth's General Store, Jacobs Well, 1960s. The camping reserve is pictured on the left. The road led down to the Jacobs Well jetty.
DONALD JAMES WATERS OAM
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