Healing Springs in Barnwell County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Godís Acre Healing Springs
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.
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 Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blackville SC 29817, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 9 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, 1865 (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); Solomon Blatt Highway (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Best Friend (approx. 8.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Healing Springs.
Categories. • Native Americans • War, US Revolutionary •
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