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Near Blenheim in Marlboro County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Blenheim Mineral Springs

Discovered 1781

 
 
Blenheim Mineral Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
1. Blenheim Mineral Springs Marker
Inscription. The Mineral Springs were discovered in 1781 by James Spears, a Whig, who was trying to escape TORY troops, according to Legend. Mr. Spears Lost a shoe in a water hole. When he returned to retrieve his shoe, he tasted the water and noticed its strong mineral content. Word of the Spring spread and soon people were coming to taste the cool refreshing water. Several wealthy Plantation owners built summer homes in the vicinity of the Springs.
 
Location. 34° 30.596′ N, 79° 33.834′ W. Marker is near Blenheim, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is on Spring Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blenheim SC 29516, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Selkirk Farm (approx. 4.6 miles away); Clio Passenger Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); Clio (approx. 4.9 miles away); Robert Blair Campbell / John Campbell (approx. 5.1 miles away); Blenheim (approx. 5.1 miles away); Brownsville Baptist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Reedy Creek Springs (approx. 6.1 miles away but has been reported missing); Pine Hill A.M.E. Church / Pine Hill Rosenwald School (approx. 6.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Blenheim.
 
Also see . . .
Overview of Marker and Spring image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
2. Overview of Marker and Spring
 The Blenheim Shrine. (Submitted on December 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Blenheim Mineral Springs image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
3. Blenheim Mineral Springs
The water still tastes good and refreshing
Overview of the Springs image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
4. Overview of the Springs
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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