The Springhouse

The Springhouse (HM1FDR)

Location: White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 Greenbrier County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 47.26', W 80° 18.749'

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Early European settlers in this Allegheny Mountain valley learned from Shawnee Indian hunters about this sulphur water spring. Health-seekers soon started arriving to bathe in the waters to relieve the aches of rheumatism. By the 1830's the resort flourished when reliable stagecoach roads improved access. This Springhouse was built in that decade to honor the resort's central attraction and designed to reflect the Greek and Roman ancestry of "taking the waters" to restore health. Visitors gathered every morning at the Springhouse to drink the water, considered beneficial for internal organs. The first Bathhosue stood where the Tennis Building sits today. The sulphur water issues from the ground at 62 degrees and is heated for comfortable bathing. To this day it is pumped to The Greenbrier Spa. The statue on the Springhouse dome is Hebe, the Greek Goddess of youth.
Placed ByThe Greenbrier
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 5:37am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 560536 N 4182479
Decimal Degrees37.78766667, -80.31248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.26', W 80° 18.749'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 15.6" N, 80° 18' 44.94" W
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Area Code(s)304
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 441-499 Croquet Lawn Dr, White Sulphur Springs WV 24986, US
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