Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
On a hill to the north about 1882, promoters of the Santa Fe Railway built a 200-room "Park Hotel," with boardwalk to the springs, bathhouses, many other luxuries. It gained wide fame as South's finest health resort.
Closed in a few years as a hotel, it later housed Centenary College, until it burned in 1895. Area is now a city park.
Erected 1966 by Texas Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2353.)
Location. 31° 3.285′ N, 98° 10.985′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of American Legion Memorial Highway (U.S. 281) and Plum Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Hancock Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 US Hwy 281 S, Lampasas TX 76550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock Springs Bathhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Hostess House Cook Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Hughes' Springs (approx. 1.8 miles away); Indian Culture Sites (was approx. 4½ miles away but has been reported missing. ); Battle Branch (approx. 5.1 miles away); Naruna Baptist Church (approx. 9.1 miles away); Naruna Cemetery (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
Categories. • Man-Made Features • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 352 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2014, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.