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Near Bon Aqua in Hickman County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bon Aqua Springs

 
 
Bon Aqua Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. Bon Aqua Springs Marker
Inscription.  In 1837 William Locke Weems discovered the mineral springs around which a resort flourished for over a century. Among the historical events which occurred here was the establishment of the Bar Association of Tennessee on July 4. 1882. The original stone reservoir, dam, and springhouses remain along with a house built in 1882 and owned by the family of financier Harry Lacon White since 1925.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3D 60.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 56.769′ N, 87° 19.218′ W. Marker is near Bon Aqua, Tennessee, in Hickman County. Marker is on Old Highway 46 (County Highway 952) 0.3 miles north of Old Bon Aqua Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bon Aqua TN 37025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Bon Aqua Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. Bon Aqua Springs Marker
. Major Philip Van Horn Weems, CSA / Capture of Major Dick McCann, CSA (within shouting distance of this marker); "Lonesome" Cabin (approx. 7.2 miles away); Hampton School (approx. 9.2 miles away); Cowan Lumber Company (approx. 9.4 miles away); McNairy’s Attack (approx. 9.6 miles away); Freedom Light (approx. 9.7 miles away); War Memorial Building (approx. 9.7 miles away); Dickson, Tennessee,100 Years 1899-1999 (approx. 9.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bon Aqua Springs Resort. Tennessee Encyclopedia entry, by Tennessee Historical Society. (Submitted on September 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
Bon Aqua Springs Resort image. Click for full size.
Tennessee State Library and Archives, circa 1870
3. Bon Aqua Springs Resort
The lake created by the dam on Big Springs Creek. A group of people is next to the lake.
First Bon Aqua Springs Hotel image. Click for full size.
Tennessee State Library and Archives, circa 1870
4. First Bon Aqua Springs Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 7, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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