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Near Darlington in Darlington County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Darlington District Agricultural Society / The Mineral Spring

 
 
Darlington District Agricultural Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
1. Darlington District Agricultural Society Marker
Inscription.
Darlington District Agricultural Society
On May 5, 1846, a society was organized for "mutual improvement in agriculture and to promote the planting interest of the country." Most of the annual meetings since that time have been held at this spring. The first officers were W. E. James, Rev. J. M. Timmons, Isaac W. Wilson, Robert Rogers, and Rev. Robert Campbell.

The Mineral Spring
On July 17, 1819, this spring and the surrounding lands were purchased from Henry King by the Darlington Mineral Springs Company, intent upon developing the site as a beneficial spa. The enterprise was abandoned soon after the death of the chief promoter.
 
Erected 1969 by Darlington County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16-7.)
 
Location. 34° 19.626′ N, 79° 53.022′ W. Marker is near Darlington, South Carolina, in Darlington County. Marker is on Mineral Springs Rd., on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Mineral Spring Park. Marker is in this post office area: Darlington SC 29532, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W. Dargan (approx. 1.4 miles away); “Yankee Hill” (approx.
The Mineral Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
2. The Mineral Spring Marker
1 miles away); Darlington County Jail (approx. 1.7 miles away); Darlington County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Darlington County / Darlington County Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Site of First Methodist Church (approx. 1.8 miles away); St. James Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Darlington Memorial Center (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Darlington.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Wide view of the Darlington District Agricultural Society / The Mineral Spring Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, May 7, 2011
3. Wide view of the Darlington District Agricultural Society / The Mineral Spring Marker
Mineral Spring Pavillion image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
4. Mineral Spring Pavillion
Mineral Spring Bath image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
5. Mineral Spring Bath
Mineral Spring Water image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, November 10, 2010
6. Mineral Spring Water
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 447 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina.   3. submitted on May 10, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   4, 5, 6. submitted on November 17, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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