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Hampton Springs in Taylor County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hampton Springs Hotel
 
Hampton Springs Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
1. Hampton Springs Hotel Marker
 
Inscription. The Hampton Springs Hotel was built in 1908 and was destroyed by fire in 1954. The hotel was world renowned for its sulphur springs and baths known for their healing and medicinal powers. The luxurious hotel boasted lush gardens with elaborate fountains and planters. The resort had a covered pool with foot baths fed by the springs, a golf course, tennis courts, stables, casino, grand ballroom, outdoor dance pavilion, and railroad depot. The nine-hole golf course was among the first in the region. The hotel had its own bottling plant and shipped the healing sulphur water nationwide. It also had its own power plant and the majority of the food served in the dining room was grown and raised at the hotel farm. The hotel had a private hunting and fishing lodge on Spring Creek six miles from the hotel site and an excursion boat with a covered launch. From the mid 1930s to mid 40s the hotel served as barracks for military personnel testing aircraft at Perry-Foley Airport in nearby Perry. Archaeological excavations here revealed the formation of the hotel and outbuildings.
 
Erected 2007 by Taylor County Board of Commissioners and Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-606.)
 
Location. 30° 4.893′ N, 83° 39.578′ 
 
Hampton Springs Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
2. Hampton Springs Hotel Marker
 
W. Marker is in Hampton Springs, Florida, in Taylor County. Marker is on Hampton Spring Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. It is now a county park. Marker is in this post office area: Perry FL 32347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jerkins High School (approx. 4.3 miles away); Perry Army Air Base (approx. 5.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Hampton Springs at Ghosttown.com. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
2. Florida Geological Survey of Hampton Springs. (Submitted on April 10, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.)
 
County Park sign near Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
3. County Park sign near Marker
Hampton Springs Hotel
1908 - 1954
The archaeological work and rehabilitation of historical features has been sponsored by the Taylor County Board of Commissioners. This project has been financed in part with Historic Preservation Grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission.
 
 
Hampton Springs Hotel fountain remains Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
4. Hampton Springs Hotel fountain remains
 
 
Hampton Spring Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, March 7, 2009
5. Hampton Spring
 
 
Hampton Springs Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By JoAnne Brown, circa 1952
6. Hampton Springs Hotel Marker
Back view of hotel. Towels drying outside kitchen.
 
 
Hampton Springs Hotel Marker Photo, Click for full size
By JoAnne Brown, circa 1955
7. Hampton Springs Hotel Marker
Photo taken after fire destroyed hotel. Fountain and Pool House are in the background.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 2,534 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2009, by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   6, 7. submitted on August 18, 2009, by JoAnne Brown of Marietta, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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