Stafford Mineral Springs

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Stafford's Wells Hotel
Stafford Wells Hotel (NRHP-00001059).jpg
Stafford Mineral Springs is located in Mississippi
Stafford Mineral Springs
Location MS 1, Winona, Mississippi
Coordinates 33°26′27″N 89°43′43″W / 33.44083°N 89.72861°W / 33.44083; -89.72861Coordinates: 33°26′27″N 89°43′43″W / 33.44083°N 89.72861°W / 33.44083; -89.72861
Area 6 acres (2.4 ha)
Built 1890 (1890)
Architectural style Stick/eastlake
NRHP reference # 00001059[1]
Added to NRHP September 8, 2000

The Stafford Mineral Springs and Stafford's Wells Hotel are the site of a historic mineral springs hotel resort property in Montgomery County, Mississippi. The property was built in 1890 by Dr. Thomas Washborn and was visited for its supposed curative properties.[2] The property was then developed by Edward Stafford and his partners, who formed Stafford Mineral Springs Company, Limited, and incorporated in Louisiana on May 19, 1892.[3] Prior to 1916 it had well houses, bath houses, guest cottages, a dance pavilion, and gambling hall.[2] Later the Stafford Springs Motor Lodge was developed in the area.[3] The springs were listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 8, 2000.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b NRHP nomination form
  3. ^ a b Stafford Springs, Mississippi by Keith Eddins Wilkerson

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