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Chalybeate Springs -- E of Winnsboro TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 57.333 W 095° 13.600
15S E 291868 N 3648559
Quick Description: All that remains of the ghost town of Chalybeate Springs is this historic marker
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2014 10:56:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMKQYY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:
The town of Chalybeate Springs grew up around an iron-rich water source that spawned a resort and hotel, and declined after the hotel closed in 1895. The town officially became a ghost town when the school closed.

"CHALYVEATE SPRINGS

Located on land owned by early settler L. M. Musgrove, the springs near this site first were known as Musgrove Springs. Later called Chalybeate Springs for the high iron content in the water, they gave rise to a thriving resort community. A school was built on land given by William and Susan Bolding in 1881, and the village included churches, stores, and a post office. Walker Fore bought the springs property in the 1880s and built a two-story hotel and spa. The hotel closed in 1895, and the building was razed in 1935. The community declined, and the school closed in the 1950s. (1990)"
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 1/1/1950

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