In the east part of town, in the region known as the Nook and more recently as Ahdenah, is a little pond called in early days the Teal-Hole; in Blackwater Swamp, behind the house of George Shiverick. is another which still bears the name. These ponds or little drinking holes were frequented by the teal, a wild fowl common in early days. The Teal-Hole at the Nook, now crossed by River Street, has also been valued highly as a drinking place for cattle which are pastured in that vicinity.

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