Sandy Springs - Fulton Co. GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 55.336 W 084° 22.980
16S E 741926 N 3756621
Quick Description: Sandy Springs is located at The Sandy Springs Historic Site and the Williams-Payne House at 6075 Sandy Springs Circle. The Sandy Springs Historic Site is a public park, open from dawn until 8:00 p.m. daily at no charge.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:46:42 PM
Waymark Code: WM2NWR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly
Views: 60

Long Description:
The Sandy Springs

This community is named form the natural spring bubbling up through clear white sand in the meadow below. The Springs were a Cherokee and Creek Indian campsite which became the property of the orphans of John Medows of Henry County in the 1821 Land Lottery. Wilson Spruill purchased the property in 1842. He and his neighbors build a log cabin church on the ridge above in 1848 and Methodist camp meetings were held here for over 100 years. The Springs also served as a resting point along significant southeastern migration route. The Williams-Payne farmhouse (circa 1869) was moved to the Springs site in 1985.

Magnitude - 6

An Historic Regional Landmark.

Locate on Sandy Springs Circle at Hilderbrand Dr, Sandy Springs. Parking is available at the Sandy Springs Historic Site & Museum.
The park is open from dawn to 8:00 Eastern Time. There is no skating, skateboarding of biking allowed in the park.

Williams-Payne House Museum

Tours of the Williams-Payne House Museum may be made by appointment by calling 404-851-9111 or by e-mail. The museum is currently open to the public on Fridays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Public or Private Land?: Private

Public Land Fees?: None

Private Land access?: None

Visit Instructions:
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.
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