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Fuquay-Varina in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fuquay Mineral Spring 1858

 
 
Fuquay Mineral Spring 1858 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 22, 2012
1. Fuquay Mineral Spring 1858 Marker
Inscription. Water from this spring was believed to have healing powers. The resort town of Fuquay Springs developed around this site and incorporated in 1909.
 
Erected by Town of Fuquay-Varina.
 
Location. 35° 34.801′ N, 78° 47.992′ W. Marker is in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street (U.S. 401) and West Spring Street, on the right when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 West Spring Street, Fuquay Varina NC 27526, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cornelius Harnett (approx. 11.1 miles away); Harnett County Veterans Memorial (approx. 11.1 miles away); Paul Eliot Green (approx. 12.2 miles away); Campbell House (approx. 12.2 miles away); Alexander Lillington (approx. 12.5 miles away); Robert B. Morgan (approx. 12.6 miles away); Campbell University (approx. 12.6 miles away); Garner Historic District (approx. 14 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is near the sidewalk along the west side of South Main Street (US Hwy 401).
 
Also see . . .
Area Around the Fuquay Mineral Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 22, 2012
2. Area Around the Fuquay Mineral Spring Marker
Photo is facing north showing edge of park closest to the corner of Main and Spring Streets.

1. Fuquay-Varina Parks & Recreation: Fuquay Mineral Spring Park. Description and facilities within the park. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

2. Wikipedia: Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Geography, history, demographics, education, transportation, parks & recreation, references and links to the town. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. ParkGeek.com: Fuquay Mineral Springs Park. Description, hours and photos of park. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. Tour de Fuquay-Varina - Fuquay Mineral Springs Geocache. GPS-based adventure game. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

5. Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce: Town History. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
6. Welcome to the healing waters, a brief history of Fuquay-Varina. Article by Willa Adcock in the Fuquay-Varina Independent (August, 2012). (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

7. History and Background of Fuquay-Varina. Chapter 1 extract of the Fuquay-Varina Community Transportation Plan. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

8. North Carolina History: Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
9. Byrne leads a trip through time. Article by Kelly Mayo published in the Fuquay-Varina Independent (June, 2012) (Submitted on December 25, 2012, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Categories. LandmarksNatural FeaturesScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 22, 2012
3. Fuquay Mineral Spring Park
Panoramic view of the park facing west along South Main Street. Horse-drawn carriage (to the right) could not have passed by at a more opportune time.
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia User: Fvman, November 8, 2009
4. Fuquay Mineral Spring Park
Fuquay Mineral Spring Park in downtown Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia Public Domain at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fuquay_Mineral_Springs_Park.jpg)
Old Fuquay Mineral Springs Postcard image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1930s
5. Old Fuquay Mineral Springs Postcard
"Scene around Fuquay Springs, N.C." Postcard published by the Mayrose Company, Linden, NJ (year unknown).
Nearby Fuquay Mineral Spring Granite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, December 22, 2012
6. Nearby Fuquay Mineral Spring Granite Marker
"In 1858, Stephen Fuquay, while plowing on his farm, discovered this natural spring. The water was found to have a high mineral content and many people were drawn to drink from the gourd left hanging on a nearby tree. A general store and hotels were built to service the growing number of visitors to the spring. Many believed the water contained healing powers. Originally, in 1890, an open pavilion and, in 1901, a gazebo over the spring itself stood on the site. The property was crucial to the beginning and development of the Fuquay Springs community, which is now known as Fuquay-Varina."
Hotel, Fuquay Springs, N.C. Postcard image. Click for full size.
By Unknown
7. Hotel, Fuquay Springs, N.C. Postcard
Postcard illustrating the Hotel built at Fuquay Springs, N.C., from about 1905-1915. (Photo credit: University of North Carolina, NCHistory Web; http://nchistory.web.unc.edu/2011/02/14/hello-world/fuquay-springs/.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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