Blount Springs - Blount County, Alabama
N 33° 55.803 W 086° 47.575
16S E 519139 N 3754419
Quick Description: Blount Springs is a series of six natural sulphur, lithium, and arsenic springs formerly part of a health spa resort located off of Highway 79 north of Birmingham.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2008 11:47:16 AM
Waymark Code: WM31EA
More than 150 years ago, prominent Alabamians journeyed to a charming rural village called Blount Springs to refresh and relax in the famous therapeutic springs of this mountain region. Some came from New York, Washington, and New Orleans. By the 1880's, Blount Springs had become one of the foremost health resorts in the South.
Tragedy hit the resort in 1915 as a fire destroyed two main hotels, several homes, businesses, and cottages, bringing the flourishing early days of the town to an end.
Public or Private Land?: Public
Public Land Fees?: NA
Private Land access?: Not listed
Please post an original picture of the springs no GPS necessary along with your observations of the spring. What wildlife you saw if any and the condition of the springs. Water level was high, low. The area was clean, trashy ect. Any other knowledge or experiences you have had with this paticular spring that would help document it's history.