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Russell Springs in Russell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Chalybeate Springs

 
 
Chalybeate Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
1. Chalybeate Springs Marker
Inscription.  A health resort long known as Big Boiling Springs, operated before 1850 by family of Sam Patterson, among the earliest settlers. Log cabins (12) called Long Row were built for guests who came here for amusement, pleasure, and the medicinal iron and sulphur water. In 1898, large hotel built which burned in 1962. The spring has been capped for use as a well.
 
Erected 1969 by the Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1233.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
 
Location. 37° 3.35′ N, 85° 5.326′ W. Marker is in Russell Springs, Kentucky, in Russell County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Kentucky Route 379) and Jamestown Street (Kentucky Route 430), on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 661 Main Street, Russell Springs KY 42642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles
Chalybeate Springs & well. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
2. Chalybeate Springs & well.
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. In Memory of those who died for God and Country (approx. 5.1 miles away); Russell County World War I Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Russell County (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jamestown Skirmishes (approx. 5.2 miles away); Forage Depot-Civil War (approx. 5.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Chalybeate. (Submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View north on Main Street, Russell Springs. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
3. View north on Main Street, Russell Springs.
The view NNW on Jamestown Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2015
4. The view NNW on Jamestown Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Feb. 8, 2023