Magnolia Springs in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Old tales have it that early explorers and even pirate vessels obtained potable water from springs scattered throughout the community of Magnolia Springs. This park is located at the largest of dozens of springs in the area.
In 1865 The Springs played a part in history by refreshing and restoring battle worn Federal troops traveling from the fallen Fort Morgan to Spanish Fort and Old Blakeley.
While building a log and timber bridge over Magnolia River, many of the Yankee soldiers camped on land surrounding the Breed Plantation Home, a colonial home on property bordering this park.
In gratitude to the Baldwin County Commission for "The Springs" Restoration Project working in conjunction with the Town of Magnolia Springs and Magnolia Springs Garden Club Project received the "2009 Gulf Guardian Award" Sponsored by Gulf of Mexico Program.
Erected by Town of Magnolia Springs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Exploration • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
Location. 30° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magnolia Springs AL 36555, 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. Magnolia Springs, Alabama (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cobb's Light (approx. 5.1 miles away); City of Foley Camellia Walk (approx. 5.1 miles away); City of Foley (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sonora Community / Sonora School and Community Hall (approx. 5.2 miles away); Summerdale / Summerdale's Turpentine Still (approx. 6.3 miles away); Barnwell / Cavanac (approx. 6˝ miles away); The Charles Swift Family / Swift Coles Historic Home (approx. 6.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 1,774 times since then and 365 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.