Paeonian Springs Station

Paeonian Springs Station (HM1AM)

Location: Paeonian Springs, VA 20129 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 8.864', W 77° 37.156'

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In its heyday, Paeonian Springs attracted folks such as those men gathered for a raccoon hunt sponsored by The Washington Post in October 1912. The station shown at right stood where the three-sided shelter stands today.

Two things happened to make places like Paeonian Springs popular. The first was the need to escape heat and epidemics such as the ones that hit Washington in the 1860s and 70s. The second was the expansion of the railroads, making travel easy and inexpensive. The railroad arrived here in 1871.

Paeonian Springs promoted its "healing" springs, which people drank from and bathed in. For ten cents you could buy a gallon to take with you - and bottles were shipped to Washington by rail. By 1912 a boardwalk linked the depot with "downtown," which consisted of a post office, a confectionery store, a mill, a blacksmith shop, a wheelwright shop, a general store, and three boarding houses.
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HM NumberHM1AM
Series This marker is part of the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad series
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Placed ByThe Washington & Old Dominion Railroad Regional Park, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 6:52am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273649 N 4336438
Decimal Degrees39.14773333, -77.61926667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.864', W 77° 37.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 51.84" N, 77° 37' 9.36" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16957 Simpson Cir, Paeonian Springs VA 20129, US
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