Magnolia Springs in Baldwin County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Old tales have it that early explorers and even pirate vessels obtained potable water from springs scattered throughout the community of Magnolia Springs. This park is located at the largest of dozens of springs in the area.
In 1865 The Springs played a part in history by refreshing and restoring battle worn Federal troops traveling from the fallen Fort Morgan to Spanish Fort and Old Blakeley.
While building a log and timber bridge over Magnolia River, many of the Yankee soldiers camped on land surrounding the Breed Plantation Home, a colonial home on property bordering this park.
In gratitude to the Baldwin County Commission for "The Springs" Restoration Project working in conjunction with the Town of Magnolia Springs and Magnolia Springs Garden Club Project received the "2009 Gulf Guardian Award" Sponsored by Gulf of Mexico Program.
Erected by Town of Magnolia Springs.
Location. 30° 24.132′ N, 87° 46.145′ W. Marker is in Magnolia Springs, Alabama, in Baldwin County. Marker can be reached from Magnolia Springs Highway (County Route 49) 0.1 miles east of Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is located within The Springs Park about 100 yards distance from the parking area
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Magnolia Springs, Alabama (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cobb's Light (approx. 5.1 miles away); City of Foley Camellia Walk (approx. 5.1 miles away); City of Foley (approx. 5.2 miles away); The Charles Swift Family / Swift Coles Historic Home (approx. 6.7 miles away); Vicinity of Salt Works and Camp Anderson (approx. 7.2 miles away); Indian Village Achuse (approx. 10.8 miles away); Gulf Shores Community (approx. 11.7 miles away).
Categories. • Environment • Exploration • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2013, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. This page has been viewed 869 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 7, 2013, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.