“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Crystal Springs in Copiah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Spring House

Spring House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, August 2, 2021
1. Spring House Marker
The Chautauqua Spring House located in the hollow due west of here off of the Tree Top Trail, was constructed to shelter the clear spring that supplied drinking water to the Chautauqua Hotel and campground in the early twentieth century. While this spring and most others are no longer considered safe sources of drinking water, the Spring House is a nice place to visit and enjoy the quiet solitude of its surroundings.
This natural spring is typical of many found in the area and the reason for the town being named Crystal Springs. First settled by a Methodist preacher, Elisha Lott in 1823 after the state legislature established Copiah County as the eighteenth county in Mississippi, the original town was located approximately three miles west of its current location.
Copiah derived from the Choctaw words "calling panther" was carved from Hinds County three years after the land was ceded by the Choctaw Nation in the Treaty of Doak's Stand in 1820 and admittance of Mississippi as the twentieth state in the Union six years earlier in 1817. Crystal Springs relocated to its present location in 1858 when the railroad was built through this
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area on the main ridge separating the Pearl River and Mississippi River watersheds.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 0.011′ N, 90° 21.841′ W. Marker is in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, in Copiah County. Marker is on Chautauqua Drive, half a mile west of U.S. 51, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Crystal Springs MS 39059, 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. Chautauqua Tabernacle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); P.T.A. Birthplace (about 400 feet away); Chautauqua Buildings (about 500 feet away); Crystal Springs (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tommy Johnson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bus-Train Collision of 1942 (approx. one mile away); Terry (approx. 7.8 miles away); Robert Johnson (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Crystal Springs.
More about this marker. Located in the Chautauqua Park.
Spring House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, August 2, 2021
2. Spring House Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 2, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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Sep. 29, 2023