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Near Winnsboro in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Chalybeate Springs

 
 
Chalybeate Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Chalybeate Springs Marker
Inscription.  Located on land owned by early settler L. M. Musgrove, the springs near this site first were known as Musgrove Springs. Later called Chalybeate Springs for the high iron content in the water, they gave rise to a thriving resort community. A school was built on land given by William and Susan Bolding in 1881, and the village included churches, stores, and a post office. Walker Fore bought the springs property in the 1880s and built a two-story hotel and spa. The hotel closed in 1895, and the building was razed in 1935. The community declined, and the school closed in the 1950s.
 
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8951.)
 
Location. 32° 57.325′ N, 95° 13.617′ W. Marker is near Winnsboro, Texas, in Wood County. Marker is at the intersection of Texas Route 11 and County Road 4350, on the left when traveling east on State Route 11. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro TX 75494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Willard Cemetery (approx. 1.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro
Chalybeate Springs Marker looking west on TX-11 and CR4350. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. Chalybeate Springs Marker looking west on TX-11 and CR4350.
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Boom Town (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bonnie and Clyde (approx. 3.7 miles away); Winnsboro Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Winnsboro (approx. 3.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 3.7 miles away); Old Winnsboro Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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