Glenn Springs Hotel-Glenn Springs, South Carolina

If you are from Spartanburg County, you might have heard about the healing waters of Glenn Springs that attracted thousands of people a year. The Glenn Springs Hotel was built in 1831 to cater to these visitors. It was destroyed by fire in 1941.

A train would bring vacationers to the Glenn Springs Station. A caravan would bring visitors and their luggage to the hotel. It was a vacation place for the elite and well-connected. Advertisements were placed around the country to attract visitors.

Photo information:

1. Public domain image from the South Carolina Digital Library’s postcard collection

2. Landrum, J. B. O. (1900). History of Spartanburg County: embracing an account of many important events, and biographical sketches of statesmen, divines and other public men … Atlanta, Ga.: The Franklin prtg. and pub. co..

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4. Hayward, A. C.(1961, May 28). Glenn Springs: S. C.’s legendary fountain of youth. The State. p.C1.

5. 1911, June 18 issue of The State

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