Details for Chalybeate Springs (Atlas Number 5499008951)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499008951


Marker Number 8951
Atlas Number 5499008951
Marker Title Chalybeate Springs
Index Entry Chalybeate Springs
Address 3 mi. E on SH 11/CR 4350 intersection
City Winnsboro
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 291934
UTM Northing 3648514
Subject Codes health resorts; water topics; ghost towns
Marker Year 1990
Marker Location 3 mi. E of Winnsboro on SH 11 at CR 4350
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Located on land owned by early settler L. M. Musgrove, the springs near this site first were known as Musgrove Springs. Later called Chalybeate Springs for the high iron content in the water, they gave rise to a thriving resort community. A school was built on land given by William and Susan Bolding in 1881, and the village included churches, stores, and a post office. Walker Fore bought the springs property in the 1880s and built a two-story hotel and spa. The hotel closed in 1895, and the building was razed in 1935. The community declined, and the school closed in the 1950s. (1990)