“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Red Boiling Springs in Macon County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Palace Hotel

Palace Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Angela Nichols, May 28, 2018
1. Palace Hotel Marker
Inscription. This hotel was built in 1912 by Charles Bancroft McClellan, Sr. and was a three story wooden hotel with 185 rooms. This was the grandest hotel of Red Boiling Springs. This site was of the first hotel called the Webb Hotel and later the Dedman Hotel which burned circa 1911, consisting of a row of cabins and a separate kitchen and dining room. During the Civil War an enlistment center was located here as it was the only establishment capable of this use. It was at this time that it was used as a hospital. Amenities of the Palace included a bath house, beauty and barber shop, tennis court, croquet, shuffle board, and the Palace Amusement Park. There was red and black water featured here. The hotel was torn down in 1959 to create the Palace Rest Home.
Location. 36° 32.117′ N, 85° 51′ W. Marker is in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, in Macon County. Marker is on Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Red Boiling Springs TN 37150, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Cumberland Trace (approx. 0.3 miles away); Confederate Enlistment Station (approx. half a mile away); Site of Civil War Hospital (approx.
Palace Hotel - Entrance to Amusement Park image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Curt Teich Co., circa 1940
2. Palace Hotel - Entrance to Amusement Park
The back of the card reads: "Attractive park with walks winding to the various mineral wells. Bowling Alley and Shooting Gallery. In this park frequent barbeques and picnics are held."
half a mile away); Red Boiling Springs (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Red Boiling Springs (approx. half a mile away); McClellan's General Store (approx. 0.8 miles away); Gibbs Crossroads (approx. 6.2 miles away); Gamaliel (approx. 7.9 miles away in Kentucky). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Red Boiling Springs.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Last updated on August 8, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Angela Nichols of Centre, Alabama.   2. submitted on July 13, 2018. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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