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Warm Springs in Meriwether County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Warm Springs Treatment Pools
 
Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
1. Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker
 
Inscription. Georgia’s largest and most famous warm spring delivers 914 gallons of 88°F per minute to a catch basin beneath the buildings at the base of the hill in front of you. The springs have been used for recreation and healing for centuries. Franklin D. Roosevelt came here in 1924, in hopes to recover from the effects of polio. He came to believe in the therapeutic benefits of the springs and bought a declining Victorian resort that had grown around the springs. For the next 21 years, he invested much time and money in making Warm Springs a major polio treatment center. After the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation was founded the pools area was transformed into a hydrotherapeutic treatment center designed by architect Henry Toombs. A public pool was built between the treatment pools and Alternate US 27. These treatment pools were supplanted in 1942 by an indoor pool built on the main Foundation Campus due to the difficulty of moving patients to these pools. The treatment pools were then used occasionally for treatment and for recreation but were finally closed in the 1960’s. The Department of Natural Resources stabilized and renovated the springs and pools complex for visitation during 1994 - 95 for the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of F. D. R.’s death.
 
Erected 1995 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources
 
Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
2. Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker
 
. (Marker Number 099-8.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 53.572′ N, 84° 41.37′ W. Marker is in Warm Springs, Georgia, in Meriwether County. Marker is at the intersection of Golf Course Road and Roosevelt Highway (U.S. 27A), on the right when traveling west on Golf Course Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warm Springs GA 31830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Georgia Warm Springs Foundation (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Depot Site Warm Springs (approx. half a mile away); Franklin Delano Roosevelt (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Little White House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Roosevelt Farm (approx. 2.9 miles away); Longleaf Pine Planting (approx. 3.1 miles away); Dowdell's Knob (approx. 3.7 miles away); This Was His Georgia (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warm Springs.
 
Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
3. Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker
Looking across Golf Course Road at the building housing the indoor pools.
 
 
Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
4. Warm Springs Treatment Pools Marker
Looking east on Golf Course Road at the intersection with Roosevelt Highway, US Highway 27A.
 
 
Warm Springs Treatment Pools Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, April 30, 2011
5. Warm Springs Treatment Pools
The building housing the treatment pools, designed by Henry Toombs, is now open to visitors.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 296 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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