Sulphur Springs, Alabama

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Sulphur Springs, Alabama
Sulphur Springs is located in Alabama
Sulphur Springs
Sulphur Springs
Sulphur Springs is located in the United States
Sulphur Springs
Sulphur Springs
Coordinates: 34°41′51″N 85°34′49″W / 34.69750°N 85.58028°W / 34.69750; -85.58028Coordinates: 34°41′51″N 85°34′49″W / 34.69750°N 85.58028°W / 34.69750; -85.58028
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyDeKalb
Elevation
925 ft (282 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)256

Sulphur Springs is an unincorporated community in DeKalb County, in the U.S. state of Alabama.[1]

History[edit]

The community was founded as a stop on the Alabama Great Southern Railroad. It was once home to the Alabama White Sulphur Springs Hotel, an 80-room hotel, which also included six cottages, built by Col. A. B. Hanna in 1871. The hotel remained in operation until 1929, when it and the surrounding property were donated to the YWCA of Chattanooga. It was operated as Camp Elizabeth Lupton by the YWCA until 1953.[2]

The community was named for the springs of sulphur water near the town site.[3]

A post office called Sulphur Springs was established in 1885, and remained in operation until 1918.[4] The post office was moved across the border to Sulphur Springs, Georgia, with mail being brought over from the train depot in Georgia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sulphur Springs, Alabama
  2. ^ James Frederick Sulzby (1960). Historic Alabama Hotels and Resorts. University of Alabama Press. pp. 4–7. ISBN 978-0-8173-5309-4.
  3. ^ Smith Katie (Jun 17, 1984). "Names often lend special air to places". Gadsden Times. pp. B1. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  4. ^ "De Kalb County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 20 May 2015.
  5. ^ "History of Sulphur Springs". Landmarks of Dekalb County, Alabama. The Landmarks Society of Dekalb County. Retrieved 21 May 2015.