White Sulphur Springs in Greenbrier County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Early European settlers in this Allegheny Mountain valley learned from Shawnee Indian hunters about this sulphur water spring. Health-seekers soon started arriving to bathe in the waters to relieve the aches of rheumatism. By the 1830's the resort flourished when reliable stagecoach roads improved access. This Springhouse was built in that decade to honor the resort's central attraction and designed to reflect the Greek and Roman ancestry of "taking the waters" to restore health. Visitors gathered every morning at the Springhouse to drink the water, considered beneficial for internal organs. The first Bathhosue stood where the Tennis Building sits today. The sulphur water issues from the ground at 62 degrees and is heated for comfortable bathing. To this day it is pumped to The Greenbrier Spa. The statue on the Springhouse dome is Hebe, the Greek Goddess of youth.
Erected by The Greenbrier.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 West Main Street, White Sulphur Springs WV 24986, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named The Springhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennis and the Outdoor Swimming Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); President's Cottage (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Old White (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Greenbrier Clinic and Project Greek Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Kate's Mountain (approx. 0.4 miles away); White Sulphur (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dry Creek Battle (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in White Sulphur Springs.
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Also see . . . The Greenbrier, America's Resort. (Submitted on July 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 16, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.