Salt Sulphur Springs
A historic spot in Monroe County
Like many other "healing" or mineral springs in southern West Virginia, the Salt Sulphur Spring, near Union, West Virginia, in Monroe County, was a resort prior to the Civil War. Wealthy Southerners would retire to the springs in summer to escape the heat of the Tidewater and Piedmont lowlands of Virginia and the Carolinas. Three springs bubble up beneath gazebos on the property -- the sweet spring, salt spring, and iodine spring. Visitors expected that ingesting and bathing in the water could cure or alleviate many ailments, though a stay at the springs was primarily a social event. Today the property is privately owned and the smaller guest house is available for rental
FOR MORE INFORMATIONSalt Sulphur Springs Guest House
Person Interviewed: Betty Farmer
Location: Monroe County, West Virginia
Address: RR1 Box 37 Union, WV 24983
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