Saturday, August 29, 2015

Chalybeate Mineral Springs

The strange-looking stream of water coming from the spring in this old wall is chalybeate water, colored orange by the iron in it. These mineral springs were thought to be healthy. The stated cures were for everything from colic to brain moisture, strangely enough. People traveled from miles away to drink it and bathe in it. The old wall is on private property in the woods of the old Cohutta Springs community, off of Cohutta Springs Road in Crandall, Georgia. The springs are near the ruins of the old hotel and mill, of which there is little left but the chimneys.

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