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Buffalo Junction in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Buffalo Springs

 
 
Buffalo Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Buffalo Springs Marker
Inscription. Between 1817 and 1949, nearby Buffalo Springs hosted guests from across the country, promising good health from its mineral waters. The springs prospered after Thomas F. Goode (1825-1905) acquired ownership in 1874, improved the resort, and promoted the lithia water from Spring No. 2 as a cure-all. The resort boasted hotels, cabins, golf, bowling, horseback riding, tennis, dancing, and meals with spring water. Although the resort and the bottling of "Buffalo Lithia Water" eventually declined, the sale of water continued until 1949. In 1950, the site was acquired for the John H. Kerr Reservoir, which periodically inundates the property.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number UL-7.)
 
Location. 36° 38.75′ N, 78° 39.715′ W. Marker is in Buffalo Junction, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is on Highway Fifty Eight (U.S. 58) near Buffalo Springs Road (Virginia Route 767), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo Junction VA 24529, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs
US Rt 58 & Buffalo Springs Rd image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. US Rt 58 & Buffalo Springs Rd
(approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Buffalo Springs (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mecklenburg County / Halifax County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Charlotte County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 5.6 miles away); Prestwould Plantation (approx. 5.7 miles away); Patrick Robert “Parker” Sydnor (approx. 6 miles away); Occaneechi Indians (approx. 7.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo Junction.
 
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Buffalo Springs Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
3. Buffalo Springs Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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