Near Jewells Mill in Warren County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Beall Springs has faithfully produced chalybeate (ka-Iib-e-at) water for centuries. Chalybeate water is characterized as water containing iron salts. In addition to iron, Beall Spring water contains nine other minerals.
First frequented by Indians who used the water for curative purposes the springs were ceded to the state in 1773. After cession the land was acquired by the Beall family who allowed public access. The springs have been in continuous public use ever since.
In the nineteenth century Beall, Madison, Indian, Porter, Rousseau and Catoosa Springs as well as many others became popular resort areas. These "watering places" became great social centers and vacation spots as well as escape areas from the fever ridden lowlands.
Beall Springs was the host to Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens and Senator Robert Toombs as well as other notables when watering places were in vogue.
Erected 1973 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 149-5.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 18.476′ N, 82° 43′ W. Marker is near Jewells Mill, Georgia, in Warren County Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mitchell GA 30820, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shoals on the Ogeechee (approx. 4.3 miles away); Col. Robert M. Mitchell (approx. 6.2 miles away); Early History of Warren County (approx. 7.5 miles away); National Flags of the Confederate States of America 1861-1865 (approx. 7.5 miles away); Warren County Confederate Monument (approx. 7.5 miles away); Muster Roll of Company H, 22nd Regiment (approx. 7.5 miles away); Muster Roll of Company B, 48th Regiment (approx. 7.5 miles away); Muster Roll of Company D, 5th Regiment (approx. 7.5 miles away); Warren County Vietnam Veterans Monument (approx. 7.5 miles away); Warren County Korean War Veterans Monument (approx. 7.5 miles away).
Regarding Beall Springs. At one time Beall Springs was a small resort town; its history, maintained by the Beall family, and a postcard photo of the Beall Springs Hotel, can be found on the following link.
Also see . . . Beall Springs Photo. (Submitted on December 29, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Native Americans • Natural Features • Notable Places •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,418 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on December 24, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. 2, 3. submitted on November 12, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.