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Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Berkeley Springs Sanitarium

 
 
Berkeley Springs Sanitarium Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
1. Berkeley Springs Sanitarium Marker
Marker is now located inside the Museum of the Berkeley Springs. Once located on the grounds of the park, it was moved to the museum in the 1970's.
Inscription.  These healing springs, visited by Washington, 1748, were given to Virginia by Lord Fairfax. Helpful in treating infantile paralysis, rheumatism, diabetes and other diseases. Temperature of water is always 74 degrees.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraScience & MedicineWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the West Virginia Archives and History series list.
 
Location. 39° 37.63′ N, 78° 13.735′ W. Marker is in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from Fairfax Street. Marker is in the Museum of the Berkeley Springs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berkeley Springs Baths (here, next to this marker); Roman Bathhouse and Museum of the Berkeley Springs (a few steps from this marker); Morgan County Court House Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Berkeley Springs State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Whiting / Angus McDonald / Jane and Katherine Dalton / Angus McDonald
Sketch of Baths in the 1880's. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
2. Sketch of Baths in the 1880's.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Centennial Time Capsule (about 300 feet away); William Herbert / Dr. John Meade Travers (about 400 feet away); Frederick Conrad / Robert Rutherford (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker history
This marker was removed from its original location because the information was not accurate. It now resides in the Museum of the Berkeley Springs because of its historic significance. It was replaced by a similar sign with accurate information.

The photo shown here of indoor baths, plus several exhibits related to the history of the famed Berkeley Springs can be found in the Museum of the Berkeley Springs on the 2nd floor of the 1815 Roman Bath House in Berkeley Springs State Park.
    — Submitted July 13, 2015, by Jeanne Mozier of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia.
 
Display of women's bathing suits. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
3. Display of women's bathing suits.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,191 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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Aug. 15, 2020