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Waverly in Sussex County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Coppahaunk Springs

 
 
Coppahaunk Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
1. Coppahaunk Springs Marker
Inscription. A Nottoway Indian town was located two miles south at the springs when the English settlement was established at Jamestown in 1607. The Nottoways gave the three springs the name, Coppahaunk, meaning "good health or healing waters." About 1825, Coppahaunk Tavern was built; a post office opened in 1835. Before the Civil War, a spa resort operated here. Afterward, a private boy’s academy opened in the former tavern, and girls were later admitted. From the turn of the century until the Great Depression, spring water was bottled and sold, and during the late 1920s the water was used in the production of ginger ale.
 
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-309.)
 
Location. 37° 2.089′ N, 77° 5.838′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Virginia, in Sussex County. Marker is on Coppahaunk Avenue (County Route T-1028) 0.1 miles south of West Main Street (Virginia Route 40), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly VA 23890, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Miles B. Carpenter (approx. ¼ mile away); Ellis Preaching House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Early Peanut Crop
Coppahaunk Ave (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
2. Coppahaunk Ave (facing north)
(approx. 3.6 miles away); Carsley United Methodist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Jerusalem Baptist Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Roadside Commerce (approx. 7.3 miles away); Wakefield Fountain Corner (approx. 7.4 miles away); Colonel Michael Blow (approx. 8.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waverly.
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
Coppahaunk Ave (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, September 18, 2010
3. Coppahaunk Ave (facing south)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 704 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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