Healing Springs – Blackville, South Carolina
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Mineral water flows from the Healing Springs in Blackville from nearby artesian wells. The springs are a source of much folklore spanning many centuries, back to the days when Native Americans ruled the land and believed the waters were sacred because of their healing properties.
Stories of the mythical healing power of Blackville’s springs were perpetuated during the American Revolution. Legends says that four fatally wounded British soldiers were left at the Healing Springs along with two men left to care for them. Six months later, all of the soldiers returned to their post in Charleston saying that the spring water had healed them.
The owner of the Healing Springs, Lute Boylston, deeded the land to God in 1944 so that all could enjoy the water’s healing powers.
Many thanks to Melissa Roberts of Barnwell for submitting these pictures she took in January 2011.
See a video of the Healing Springs.