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Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hancock Springs

 
 
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By QuesterMark, December 1, 2013
1. Hancock Springs Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. First white settlers in 1850's found Indians using curative waters here. Town was quickly developed around the springs. Stage and freight routes and many cattle drives came this way. The springs took the name of landowner, John Hancock.

On a hill to the north about 1882, promoters of the Santa Fe Railway built a 200-room "Park Hotel," with boardwalk to the springs, bathhouses, many other luxuries. It gained wide fame as South's finest health resort.

Closed in a few years as a hotel, it later housed Centenary College, until it burned in 1895. Area is now a city park.
 
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2353.)
 
Location. 31° 3.285′ N, 98° 10.985′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of American Legion Memorial Highway (U.S. 281) and Plum Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located in Hancock Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 US Hwy 281 S, Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock Springs Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hostess House
Hancock Springs Marker vicinity image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, December 1, 2013
2. Hancock Springs Marker vicinity
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cook Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Hughes' Springs (approx. 1.8 miles away); Indian Culture Sites (approx. 4.5 miles away but has been reported missing); Battle Branch (approx. 5.1 miles away); Naruna Baptist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Naruna Cemetery (approx. 9.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lampasas.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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