Barium Springs, North Carolina

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Barium Springs, North Carolina
Barium Springs is located in North Carolina
Barium Springs
Barium Springs
Barium Springs is located in the United States
Barium Springs
Barium Springs
Coordinates: 35°43′08″N 80°53′53″W / 35.71889°N 80.89806°W / 35.71889; -80.89806Coordinates: 35°43′08″N 80°53′53″W / 35.71889°N 80.89806°W / 35.71889; -80.89806
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountyIredell
Elevation
948 ft (289 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28010
Area code(s)704
GNIS feature ID1018963[1]

Barium Springs is an unincorporated community in Iredell County, North Carolina, United States. The community is located on the northern border of Troutman along U.S. Route 21. Barium Springs has a post office with ZIP code 28010.[2][3]

Native Americans named the area Poison Springs, which later became the name of the community's first post office. After a mineral spa opened there in the 1880s, the community changed its name to emphasize the medicinal properties of the barium and other minerals in its waters.[1]

Barium Springs is the site of the Barium Springs Home for Children, a home for disadvantaged and troubled children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Barium Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved February 6, 2015.
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved February 6, 2015.