Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Water with heavy mineral content has long been valued as a health tonic. Sulfur water, despite its rotten-egg smell, was among the most popular "remedies."
A sulphurous spring - now plugged with concrete - once flowed here and, in 1900, local entrepreneurs began the "Paris Mountain Sulphur Spring Company." What little we know of this operation comes from an elderly man interviewed around 1970 by Park Ranger Mike Davis.
Its worth noting that the man's family chose to get their water from clear springs!
One this land became a state park, facilities were constructed here that have been used for a wide array of gatherings. In addition to special events, Sulphur Springs was the long-time home to Camp Spearhead, a summer day camp for children with special needs.
Location. 34° 55.883′ N, 82° 23.033′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of Paris Mountain State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2401 State Park Road, Greenville SC 29609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Original Water Filter (within shouting distance of this marker); Barracks in the Woods Bull's Eye! (approx. 0.4 miles away); Getting Water from Here to There (approx. half a mile away); The "Pearis" of "Paris" Mountain (approx. 0.8 miles away); Open to the Sky (approx. 0.8 miles away); "Mom, Can I Have a Nickle?" (approx. 0.8 miles away); Come On In, the Water's Fine! (approx. 0.9 miles away); New Life for Old Bathhouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Paris Mountain State Park (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
More about this marker. It is the 9th marker in the park's Wayside Marker's Trail.
Also see . . .
1. Paris Mountain State Park. A renovated historic bathhouse serves as the new hub of activities at popular Paris Mountain State Park. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
2. Paris Mountain State Park. Paris Mountain State Park is a park located north of Greenville, South Carolina. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
3. Paris Mountain State Park Historic District. Paris Mountain is significant for its association with the establishment and development of a system of state parks in South Carolina. (Submitted on June 24, 2009, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Natural Resources • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 771 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.