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God’s Acre Healing Springs are located behind Healing Springs Baptist Church in Blackville on land that has the unusual distinction of being deeded to God. Their mineral waters flow from nearby artesian wells, and the springs have been a source of folklore spanning centuries. Native Americans who lived near this site believed the waters were sacred because of their healing properties.

God's Healing Spring

Andy Hunter of North Augusta, 2013 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Stories of the springs’ healing power were perpetuated during the American Revolution. Legend says four British soldiers were severely wounded in a nearby battle at Windy Hill Creek. They, along with two men ordered to bury them when they died, were rescued by Native Americans, who took them to the springs. Six months later, all of the soldiers returned to their post in Charleston, crediting the springs’ water with their miraculous recovery.

Healing Springs Blackville

Pamela Bohnenstiehl of Charleston, 2011 © Do Not Use Without Written Consent

Native Americans are said to have sold the springs to a trader named Nathaniel Walker for corn. The land passed through many hands before it was eventually purchased by Lute Boylston. In 1944, Mr. Boyston decided to deed the land to God so that everyone could enjoy the spring’s healing powers.

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God's Acre Healing Springs Marker

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God's Acre Historic Marker

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Healing Springs SC

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Healing Springs Entrance

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Make Landy of Leesville at the Healing Springs

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Healing Springs at Christmas

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God's Acre Healing Springs

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Reflections on God’s Acre Healing Springs

Contributor Teri Leigh Teed shares her experiences visiting God’s Acre Healing Springs:

“Probably the only property in the country that is deeded to God, Healing Springs is a natural artesian spring that is visited daily for its cool, crystal clear, best tasting waters. Native Americans claimed that the waters had healing properties, hence the name. During the Revolutionary War, wounded British soldiers were left to die. They were nursed back to health with the help of the waters and the Native Americans. The soldiers were eventually healthy enough to rejoin their regiment in the Charleston area. Today, Healing Springs still attracts visitors locally and regionally to partake of the delicious waters, and enjoy the soothing shade of the trees surrounding the springs on the edge of the forest and swamp.

I have visited this site on many occasions since I first had a picnic here with my Mom and brother in July 2005. The renowned Miller’s Bread Basket restaurant is 3 miles south in Blackville and well worth the drive!”

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God’s Acre Healing Springs Info

Address: Springs Court, Blackville, SC 29817 (Take I-20 to exit 18 and go south on SC 19 (Edgefield Road/Laurens Street) for 5.7 miles into downtown Aiken. Turn left onto US 78 (Richland Avenue) and go southeast 32 miles into the town of Blackville. Turn left and go north on SC 3 (Soloman Blatt Avenue) for 2.9 miles. Turn right onto Healing Springs Road (SC 32) and go east a short distance. Turn right onto Springs Court (SC 358), and go south until you reach the Healing Springs.)
GPS Coordinates: 33.39202,-81.27368

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69 Comments about God’s Acre Healing Springs

Steve KershawNo Gravatar says:
June 30th, 2017 at 7:33 pm

The times I have been have always been wonderful. On the hot days it seemed to be at least ten degrees cooler down by the taps. The water, for myself, I’ll just put it out thee, the glory is to God. This place is special no doubt – I’m a believer but not a practicing Christian, you feel the power at this place though, that’s the only way I know how to describe it. I’m sure others will attest to the same. In closing I will say that if you believe in the Holy Spirit you will feel the presence here and even if you don’t or have other beliefs, or none at all, there truly is healing power in that water. Visit, be graceful and respectful. You can’t go wrong.

Thomas MajorNo Gravatar says:
August 26th, 2017 at 9:29 am

I’ve read your post and live near the well, if you could figure out shipping I could send you some. A lot of these places don’t allow liquid to be shipped.

A dNo Gravatar says:
July 3rd, 2017 at 9:52 pm

Has anyone been able to get some of this water to you yet ? If not my husband and I MIGHT be able to!

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
June 7th, 2017 at 2:15 pm

Lacy, we recently visited the springs since it is about a two hour drive from our office. It is a magical place and the water is delicious! It is heartwarming to see so many there gathering water looking for its healing properties. We sincerely hope you are able to visit soon. It will be worth the trip!

LacyNo Gravatar says:
June 6th, 2017 at 6:08 pm

I live in Texas and my boss told me about this place. I would love some of that water since it sounds amazing with all of its healing properties. God is so good. I wish someone could send me some since it’s like a 15 hour drive. I am so happy that so many people have gotten to go and reaped the great benefits. May God bless you all.

KathyNo Gravatar says:
May 29th, 2017 at 10:46 am

One of my best friends just returned from visiting this spring and brought me some back. I have had some serious health problems but I am drinking this water every morning and praying for a total healing. I can’t wait to see and feel the healing that this water brings. In Jesus Name.

Amanda SatterfieldNo Gravatar says:
May 7th, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Neat pictures! My mom was telling me something about this place!

Linda HiltonNo Gravatar says:
April 8th, 2017 at 10:11 am

Hello Priscilla from SA that commented in January 2016. I will be going to God’s Acre Healing Springs next week, Lord’s willing and I will be more than happy to mail you a jug of the healing water. We will be on Spring Break next week and I plan to take a ride there. If you still want the healing water, just let me know.I’m truly excited about the trip. To God be the glory for all the testimonies that have been given. You all really encourage me and as a disciple of the Lord’s, encourages me even the more to spread the Good News. The earth is the Lords and the fullness thereof…

MiaNo Gravatar says:
April 1st, 2017 at 10:03 pm

It works! I have cancer and I was going to die in 3 months, but now I am healed!

Robert UrtzNo Gravatar says:
March 20th, 2017 at 5:53 am

Visited the waters yesterday. And prayed and anointed myself with the waters and collected some for drinking and using for my aches and pains. Will visit here again.

Sherry varnadoeNo Gravatar says:
January 6th, 2017 at 9:30 am

Planning to come Saturday but need to know if water freezes there. Don’t want to waste a trip.

Carolyn WillisNo Gravatar says:
December 30th, 2016 at 7:56 pm

My nephew gave me a bottle of water at Christmas and an article about it. So I decided to go to the website. One day I will go to the actual place. Very interesting.

T AnderNo Gravatar says:
November 11th, 2016 at 10:19 am

Hello do anyone know if the waters has been tested after Matthew?

Taniya McfaddenNo Gravatar says:
October 26th, 2016 at 2:47 pm

Love the holy waters!

Tommy HowardNo Gravatar says:
August 15th, 2016 at 1:11 pm

A note/correction for the historical marker: British officer Banastre Tarleton was not promoted to general until after the Revolutionary War. He was a lieutenant colonel during the Revolutionary War.

Cynthia Poellnitz says:
June 7th, 2016 at 11:54 pm

My weekend adventure.

Jessica Putnam says:
April 21st, 2016 at 2:18 am

Angela Workman

Maryann Kerrigan says:
February 29th, 2016 at 4:42 am

healing springs…deeded to God… fitting…..i hope to see it one day

Koskalak Yah says:
February 28th, 2016 at 3:27 am

I wish it was true. it's just mineral water.

Kathy Wade Wise says:
February 21st, 2016 at 11:50 pm

I have been here (in the summer) and their was people laying in the stream . They would be praying and really making it a spiritual experience .

Alex Walker says:
February 2nd, 2016 at 2:52 am

I'm pretty sure I'm a direct descendant of Nathaniel Walker! I know my Walker line came out of Barnwell County, SC sometime between the late 1700s and early 1800s.

priscilla moreNo Gravatar says:
January 14th, 2016 at 4:24 pm

I hope so too. Thank you:)

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
January 14th, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Hi, Priscilla. Thank you for commenting. Hopefully, someone near the spring will see your message and reach out to you abut sending you a sample. Best of luck!

priscilla moreNo Gravatar says:
January 14th, 2016 at 10:45 am

Can a kind soul please ship to me. I’m all the way in SA.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
April 30th, 2017 at 4:51 pm

We are sincerely praying and hoping for the best for you and your dad! I hope you both are able to make a trip there together at some point in the near future. When you go, there is a very close parking lot to the beginning of the springs so it is very accessible if that time does come. Blessings to you and yours!

Janet HippNo Gravatar says:
April 30th, 2017 at 4:52 am

This is an amazing story! I have wanted to go to God’s Healing Water for two years since I became aware of it while my 88-year-old Daddy was in the hospital! Just can’t find time to get there between taking care of Daddy and my health! Thanks for sharing your story! God bless you and yours!

Jessica PageNo Gravatar says:
January 12th, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Proof……. Went to Gods Acre Healing Springs yesterday to get some healing water. Took a bottle to my grandfather in the hospital. Which he drank last night. They said his X-rays were getting worse. The medicines weren’t working or helping. They wanted to discharge him and put him in the care of hospice. Anticipating him to transition in the next couple of days.

I got a call from my nanny today telling me that his X-ray was doing better. He is doing better and they are keeping him in the hospital to continue with antibiotics. Now tell me this ain’t a blessing and that God ain’t good. Will be taking him some more tonight Faith is all you need. Believe. Claim it.


SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
January 7th, 2016 at 7:41 am

You would have to locate someone willing to collect some and send it to you.

Lorinda SearsNo Gravatar says:
January 6th, 2016 at 8:06 pm

Can you order and ship this water? I live in Alabama.

Terrie Teresa Houston Wallace says:
November 21st, 2015 at 4:21 pm

Update…..The week of November 9, 2015 I contacted DHEC to inquire about the status of the healing springs water, due to recent flooding in SC and was informed that the water was tested and had NO bacteria and continues to be SAFE to consume as it has always been. I thanked them for their prompt response and immediately headed to the HEALING SPRINGS, BLACKVILLE, SC…….NATURES BEST KEPT SECRET!!!!!

FancyFace ReddBull Powell says:
November 13th, 2015 at 1:30 am

My grandmother is from this town but relocated to Florida when she was a child. We went to the Spring while at a family reunion. It's very beautiful. My grandmother always spoke of this place but I was just happy to be able to see it with her for the first time in 55+ years……

Tabby Brown Williams says:
October 17th, 2015 at 11:18 am

Headed out this morning, Jerell wants to see it.

Tom Cole says:
October 14th, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Been there on several occasions. Please dont let some saudi corporation buy land close to it.. they will start a water bottling company Walmart and silver springs no thank you

Steve Brabham says:
October 14th, 2015 at 8:52 pm

Heading there after work. Not far from it!

SjordanNo Gravatar says:
May 10th, 2017 at 9:55 pm

The town has the right to govern their business as they may. It’s a very small town and does not utilize much of the state’s revenue. Adjacent to the spring is a wonderful store that draws a good steady business, which no doubt contributes considerable revenue to the town’s local revenue. That’s a good thing. It’s one of the rare, wholesome places, most people can appreciate.

A friend took me to visit there. It was a very hot summer day. I walked bare feet in the spring. The water was so cold, felt wonderful to my feet, I didn’t want to step out of the spring. I noticed an amazing feeling, as if the minerals regenerated the tissue in my feet. I took about 10 gallons home I drank over the following weeks. It’s not a myth. The water is definitely purifying to the body.

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
September 15th, 2015 at 6:10 am

Good questions!

JohnNo Gravatar says:
September 14th, 2015 at 10:30 pm

I live in SC and pay property tax on all property that I own. How does the SC Treasurer get the tax owed on the property from God since He owns it? Is there a “spiritual loophole” that we don’t know about? And where is the Attorney/Notary that witnessed the signatures for the transfer of the deed? There’s something shady in Blackville!

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
September 3rd, 2015 at 6:20 am

Hello, Matilda. You can show up at the spring and take some water, pending how much is flowing. Safe travels!

Matilda FlemingNo Gravatar says:
September 2nd, 2015 at 5:02 pm

My family and I are wanting to come there to receive some water. We are leaving Friday the 4th of September. Please someone let me know if we have to request it. Thanks from the Fleming family.

BehrNo Gravatar says:
August 27th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I went down to get some of the water, and it’s not running out like it used to. What happened that water is not running out?

Jennifer SmithNo Gravatar says:
July 30th, 2015 at 10:55 pm

My Husband and I are headed to the healing springs to get some water to bring back to my sister that is battling terminal brain cancer hoping to help heal her! Please just say some prayers! Thank you

Samuel Daves says:
July 28th, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Amazing. I'm coming soon!

Nova HodgrNo Gravatar says:
April 9th, 2015 at 10:50 pm

I have been waiting some time now to visit …this sacred place…I most definitly will be going this weekend!!!

COCONo Gravatar says:
March 24th, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Wonderful place so peaceful and relaxing. Just being there lightened my heart and cleared my mind. I can’t wait to go back.

BLANCHENo Gravatar says:
March 18th, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Blanche is making plans to visit, too. I need a healing, praise God.

balletkentNo Gravatar says:
February 9th, 2015 at 2:18 pm

Yes, it was everything and more. I got about 13 gallons. I had it to myself for about 30 mins. Does anyone know the particulars in terms of being regulated? I have a friend challenging its safety. Please send me proof at, thanks. It was a nice slice of Heaven and very direct with my GPS.

balletkentNo Gravatar says:
February 8th, 2015 at 12:31 am

Can’t wait, hope the area is safe and everything it is supposed to be. Peace

Terrie Teresa Houston Wallace says:
January 31st, 2015 at 11:12 pm

Visited God's Acre Healing Springs today. As a little girl, my mom and aunts visited the spring frequently, and of course they believed in the healing powers of the spring water. Many jugs were filled and brought home with us. My mom lived to be 96 years old and my aunt lived to be 85. I would like to contribute their longevity to the healing powers of the spring water. I don't have any scientific proof but I do believe in God and I know he works miracles. I'm personally claiming the healing powers of the healing springs……I have FAITH…..Today I filled jugs and bottles of water to bring home. While there I drank about 32 oz of water and the taste was crisp, fresh, unlike any other water I've tasted. Research indicates that this water has been tested and found to have many minerals in it. I will be returning to God's Acre Healing Springs…..DON"T MISS OUT ON YOUR BLESSING!!!!!

Curtis Fb-rev Smith says:
January 30th, 2015 at 6:50 am

I must check it out, pretty interesting.

Nancy Thompson says:
January 29th, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Gods Acre, Healing Springs, Blackville, SC is known for its healing powers since the Revolutionary War where soldiers were healed from the water. I have mapped this and am going there as soon as possible. You can bring jugs and bottles to bring the water home. From WLTX, Channel 19 in SC.

Juanita Graham says:
January 29th, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Just heard this on the news and googled it and this is very interesting, think I might go there one weekend and check it out

Ramona Fletcher says:
January 29th, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Making plan to visit the springs. Anyone wanting some water, drop off your jugs.

Earl Dukes says:
January 29th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Healing Springs, well worth the trip.

SheilaNo Gravatar says:
January 7th, 2015 at 11:59 am

My father-in-law, who will be 94 this April 1st, 2015, came and told me he is planning to go here in a few days. He just bought 20 containers to come fill. His words were faith and believing in God. I didn’t know about it until now. God is good all the time all the time God is good. I pray for all those who come be blessed by our Lord. Amen

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
December 29th, 2014 at 4:13 pm

The springs are accessible to the public, free of charge. Best of luck.

Gayle TempleNo Gravatar says:
December 29th, 2014 at 3:50 pm

How much does it cost to go see this and how much is the water? I have a son who lives in SC and I would like him to carry me to visit and get some healing water after we pray over it. I need healing in my body.

Luis Fernandez says:
December 24th, 2014 at 7:42 pm

I lived in South Carolina for a number of years, and I have never heard of these healing springs. What an awesome blessing! This is a wonderful place of praise.

JaimeNo Gravatar says:
September 15th, 2014 at 11:36 am

I was having trouble getting pregnant and read an article about the springs. My husband and I went to get water and prayed while we were there. I got pregnant that night! I have a beautiful daughter to show for it!

Terry McFallNo Gravatar says:
August 8th, 2014 at 1:47 am

I make the round trip from Charleston whenever I can. This makes the absolute BEST ice. You need at least 5 gallons and nothing but this water. When it is gone, you can tell the difference! And PRAY while you are there.

Bettye ManuelNo Gravatar says:
June 29th, 2014 at 5:42 pm

My son, granddaughter, and I went early one morning just as the sun began to rise. It was one of the most peaceful and pleasant places I’ve ever visited. As I filled my water bottles, I prayed asking God and believing that this water will be a miracles for healing.

PeteNo Gravatar says:
June 6th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

It is a true mineral spring in the sense that the water has more dissolved natural (and healthful) minerals than most stream waters or deep well waters in that general region. It is more like limestone aquifer water. You can get empty clean new gallon milk jugs at the nearby Mennonite Store (on Hwy. 3).

SCIWAYNo Gravatar says:
March 27th, 2014 at 10:24 am

Hi, James. There is a map and address above. Good luck, and let us know if you get any water!

JamesNo Gravatar says:
March 27th, 2014 at 10:15 am

What is the address that will take you to the spring. I would like to vist and get some water.

Dale and TenaNo Gravatar says:
July 20th, 2013 at 3:42 am

We thank God and Mr. Boylston for the dedication of this precious Spring, so that all can come and get artesian water at no charge. It’s a priceless gift.

There’s a small country store on the corner that is a delight to visit as well. We make it a point to stop in each time we come.

KristinaNo Gravatar says:
July 20th, 2013 at 3:39 am

We travel once a month to fill jugs and bring them home. Our local tap water removes the stainless steel coating from our silverware in the dishwasher, so we sure don’t want to drink it!

TonjaNo Gravatar says:
July 11th, 2013 at 6:19 pm

My daughter, who moved from California across the country to SC, took me here once. Such memories!

Donnie JohnsonNo Gravatar says:
July 1st, 2013 at 9:42 am

Greater Beulah Baptist Church of Jacksonville was here to experience the miracles of God’s healing water. What a blessing it is.

Evangelist A. GrahamNo Gravatar says:
January 15th, 2013 at 6:28 pm

Taking some friends to the spring, and we are praying for a blessing.

Felicia HillNo Gravatar says:
August 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

My daughter and son-in-law (whose family lives in Blackville) brought me a gallon back. I loved it!!! Begging my husband to take me there next summer, and will bring back to Texas as many jugs as my dually can carry.

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