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Addison in Webster County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Webster Springs

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, March 15, 2015
1. Webster Springs Marker
Inscription. Originally known as Fort Lick for salt springs, known during the Revolution, which attracted herds of game. Webster Springs was important health resort for many years. Town retains name of Addison for Addison McLaughlin, owner of its site.
 
Location. 38° 28.683′ N, 80° 24.756′ W. Marker is in Addison, West Virginia, in Webster County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (West Virginia Route 15) and Court Square, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Webster Springs WV 26288, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Webster Springs Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
More about this marker. The official Postal Service list of post office official and alternate names does not list Addison. It only shows Webster Springs.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia Entry. “John Hall, along with a man whose first name is not known, who is only known as Mr. Skidmore, drilled the first salt sulfur well in the county, it was known as lsquo;Old Spring.íThe well was later owned by Colonel John T. McGraw. The salt sulfur well helped make Webster Springs a popular summer tourist location during the 19th and early 20th Century. According to Springs
Webster Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, March 15, 2015
2. Webster Springs Marker
The Webster County courthouse is in the background.
in West Virginia, the town of Webster Springs had four total springs, they included: the Addison McLaughlin Well, located to the west of Court Square on the present site of the Mineral Springs Motel, Old Fork Lick Spring, located in the bed of the Elk River, Tracy Well, located on the lot of its owner, W.B. Tracy, in Webster Springs, and the Wm. Smith Well, located in Dorrtown. The wells were popular because people believed that the water from the wells had medicinal qualities. The water was used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, acne and arthritis.” (Submitted on April 19, 2015.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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