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Berkeley Springs in Morgan County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Berkeley Springs Baths

 
 
Berkeley Springs Baths Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
1. Berkeley Springs Baths Marker
Inscription. One of oldest spas in South, warm mineral spring waters first used by Native Americans for reputed healing powers. Frequently visited by George Washington. Land granted to Virginia by Lord Fairfax in 1776, but used as a health resort since 1750s. Now a state park, it ranks among nation's oldest resorts. Mineral waters, 74.3F fed from numerous nearby springs at nearly 1,000 gallons per minute.
 
Erected 2001 by West Virginia Celebration 2000 & West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
 
Location. 39° 37.63′ N, 78° 13.735′ W. Marker is in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, in Morgan County. Marker can be reached from Fairfax Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in State Park near the museum. Marker is in this post office area: Berkeley Springs WV 25411, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Berkeley Springs Sanitarium (here, next to this marker); Washington Heritage Trail (a few steps from this marker); Centennial Time Capsule (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Berkeley Springs / James Rumsey (about 400 feet away); Morgan County Veteran's Monument
Berkeley Springs Baths image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
2. Berkeley Springs Baths
(about 400 feet away); Battle for Bath (about 500 feet away); Campaign in the Snow (about 500 feet away); A Winter Refuge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berkeley Springs.
 
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George Washington's Bath Tub (1748) image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
3. George Washington's Bath Tub (1748)
George Washington's Tub image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
4. George Washington's Tub
Original Lord Fairfax Spring image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
5. Original Lord Fairfax Spring
Swimming Pool fed by spring water. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, September 28, 2008
6. Swimming Pool fed by spring water.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 887 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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