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

Blenheim Mineral Springs

Discovered 1781

 
 
Blenheim Mineral Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
1. Blenheim Mineral Springs Marker
Inscription.  The Mineral Springs were discovered in 1781 by James Spears, a Whig, who was trying to escape TORY troops, according to Legend. Mr. Spears Lost a shoe in a water hole. When he returned to retrieve his shoe, he tasted the water and noticed its strong mineral content. Word of the Spring spread and soon people were coming to taste the cool refreshing water. Several wealthy Plantation owners built summer homes in the vicinity of the Springs.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary.
 
Location. 34° 30.596′ N, 79° 33.834′ W. Marker is near Blenheim, South Carolina, in Marlboro County. Marker is on Spring Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Blenheim SC 29516, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Selkirk Farm (approx. 4.6 miles away); Clio Passenger Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); Clio (approx. 4.9 miles away); Robert Blair Campbell / John Campbell (approx. 5.1 miles away); Blenheim
Overview of Marker and Spring image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
2. Overview of Marker and Spring
(approx. 5.1 miles away); Brownsville Baptist Church (approx. 5.9 miles away); Pine Hill A.M.E. Church / Pine Hill Rosenwald School (approx. 6.7 miles away); Grave of Mason Lee / Will of Mason Lee (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blenheim.
 
Blenheim Mineral Springs image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
3. Blenheim Mineral Springs
The water still tastes good and refreshing
Overview of the Springs image. Click for full size.
By Anna Inbody, June 25, 2011
4. Overview of the Springs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 840 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 10, 2011, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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