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Healing Springs in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Godís Acre Healing Springs
 
Godís Acre Healing Springs Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
1. Godís Acre Healing Springs Marker
 
Inscription. (Front text)
By tradition, Healing Springs got its name during the Revolutionary War. In 1781 after a bloody battle at nearby Windy Hill Creek, four wounded Tories sent inland from Charleston by General Banastre (the Butcher) Tarleton were left in the care of two comrades who had orders to bury them when they died. Luckily, Native Americans found them and took them to their secret, sacred healing springs. Six months later the Charleston garrison was astonished by the reappearance of the six men. All were strong and healthy.

(Reverse text)
Ownership of the springs passed from the native “Indian” tribes who revered them to Nathaniel Walker, who bought them with corn. The site passed through several hands until it was acquired by L. P. Boyleston. On July 21, 1944 he deeded the land and springs to GOD. The waters, by analysis are exceptionally pure and contain healthful minerals. People today, as in the past, believe they truly are Healing Springs.
 
Erected 1998 by By the Frank and Lucy Hartzog Foundation and the Blackville Area Historical Society.
 
Location. 33° 23.668′ N, 81° 16.652′ W. Marker is in Healing Springs, South Carolina, in Barnwell County. Marker is on
 
Godís Acre Healing Springs Marker, reverse side Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 4, 2008
2. Godís Acre Healing Springs Marker, reverse side
 
South Carolina Route 3 near Healing Springs Road (South Carolina Route S-6-32), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackville SC 29817, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Godís Acre Healing Springs (approx. ľ mile away); Healing Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Godís Acre Healing Springs (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnwell County Courthouse (approx. 2.6 miles away); Blackville : Town Of The Phoenix / Battle of Blackville (approx. 2.7 miles away); Blackville (approx. 2.8 miles away); Solomon Blatt, Sr. (approx. 2.8 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Healing Springs.
 
Godís Acre Healing Springs Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 2008
3. Godís Acre Healing Springs
Spring Coordinates :SC-S-6-358/Springs Ct @33.392160, -81.273276
 
 
Godís Acre Healing Springs as seen today Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, June 4, 2008
4. Godís Acre Healing Springs as seen today
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,269 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page.
 
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