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Near Peebles in Adams County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Adams County Mineral Springs

 
 
Adams County Mineral Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 16, 2019
1. Adams County Mineral Springs Marker
Inscription.  Medicinal value of springs promoted by Charles Matheny, 1840. First hotel built 1864 and resort named Sodaville. Under ownership of General Benjamin Coates, 1888–91, Smith Grimes 1891–08, and J. W. Rogers 1908–20. Mineral Springs Health Resort nationally known for its large hotel complex and recreational facilities. This hotel destroyed by fire 1924. Smaller hotel built 1904 quarter mile north continued operation through 1940.
 
Erected 1980 by Adams County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-5.)
 
Location. 38° 52.79′ N, 83° 19.686′ W. Marker is near Peebles, Ohio, in Adams County. Marker is on Mineral Springs Road (County Route 18) north of Garnet Shiveley Road, on the right when traveling south. It is across from the springs. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Peebles OH 45660, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cairn of Peace (approx. 6.4 miles away); Peebles (approx. 6.4 miles away); Wickerham Inn
Adams County Mineral Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 16, 2019
2. Adams County Mineral Springs Marker
The spring is out of frame across the road on the left.
(approx. 7.2 miles away); The Otway Covered Bridge (approx. 7 miles away); Locust Grove (approx. 8 miles away); Zane Trace (approx. 8.9 miles away); Serpent Mound (approx. 10.8 miles away); Sinking Spring Veterans Memorial (approx. 13.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Peebles.
 
Also see . . .  PDF: Ohio Southland Journal, Volume 6, Number 2. “Mineral Springs, Adams County Ohio” 1995 article by Stephen Kelly. “For almost a century, Adams County possessed such a health resort. Located about six miles southeast of present-day Peebles, it was commonly known as Mineral Springs, Adams County, Ohio. It was situated on the Dry Fork of Turkey Creek at the foot of Peach Mountain. This once famous resort dates back to 1840 when a local resident, Charles Matheny, found the waters from one of the mineral springs in the area acted strongly on his kidneys and gave him relief from a persistent renal disorder. Word of his "cure" became widespread and soon a number of ailing hopefuls flocked to the area seeking help from the red sulphur spring from which Charles had drunk.” (Submitted on April 28, 2019.) 
 
Categories.
View of the Spring from the Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 16, 2019
3. View of the Spring from the Marker
Natural ResourcesScience & Medicine
 
Ruins of the Mineral Spring image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 16, 2019
4. Ruins of the Mineral Spring
Inscription just above the two indented stones reads, “Take a Drink on Wm. Bruckmann.” William Bruckmann owned the Bruckmann Brewing Company in Cincinnati, the nearest metropolis to the resort, and was never an owner of this property. The low stone pedestal on the floor of the structure was the basin from which the spring flowed. Old photographs show the name “Smith Grimes” now hidden under the lichen. He was the proprietor who built this stonework. Click on image, then again on oversize image to enlarge.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 28, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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