God's Acre Healing Springs

God's Acre Healing Springs (HM5KC)

Location: Blackville, SC 29817 Barnwell County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 23.668', W 81° 16.652'

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(Front text)
By tradition, Healing Springs got its name during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 after a bloody battle at nearby Windy Hill Creek, four wounded Tories sent inland from Charleston by General Banastre (the Butcher) Tarleton were left in the care of two comrades who had orders to bury them when they died. Luckily, Native Americans found them and took them to their secret, sacred healing springs. Six months later the Charleston garrison was astonished by the reappearance of the six men. All were strong and healthy.

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Ownership of the springs passed from the native "Indian" tribes who revered them to Nathaniel Walker, who bought them with corn. The site passed through several hands until it was acquired by L. P. Boyleston. On July 21, 1944 he deeded the land and springs to GOD. The waters, by analysis are exceptionally pure and contain healthful minerals. People today, as in the past, believe they truly are Healing Springs.
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HM NumberHM5KC
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Year Placed1998
Placed ByBy the Frank and Lucy Hartzog Foundation and the Blackville Area Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:16am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 474189 N 3695053
Decimal Degrees33.39446667, -81.27753333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 23.668', W 81° 16.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 23' 40.08" N, 81° 16' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22020 SC-3, Blackville SC 29817, US
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