Windham Springs, Alabama

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Windham Springs
Unincorporated community
Windham Springs is located in Alabama
Windham Springs
Windham Springs
Windham Springs is located in the US
Windham Springs
Windham Springs
Location within the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 33°29′29″N 87°29′55″W / 33.49139°N 87.49861°W / 33.49139; -87.49861Coordinates: 33°29′29″N 87°29′55″W / 33.49139°N 87.49861°W / 33.49139; -87.49861
Country United States
State Alabama
County Tuscaloosa
Elevation 400 ft (100 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 154008[1]

Windham Springs, also known as Oregonia, Wyndham Springs, or Windhams Springs, is an unincorporated community in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, United States. Windham Springs is named after the resort at the sulfur springs founded by Levi Windham in 1850.[2] The area was once home to a two-story hotel building and several cabins. The hotel and springs were visited by many people for the springs' reputed healing qualities. During the Civil War, the hotel was looted by the Union Army. In May 1917, the hotel, a church, and multiple houses were destroyed in a tornado.[3] A post office operated under the name Oregonia from 1848 to 1907.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Windham Springs". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Foscue, Virginia (1989). Place Names in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press. p. 150. ISBN 0-8173-0410-X. 
  3. ^ James Frederick Sulzby (1960). Historic Alabama Hotels and Resorts. University of Alabama Press. pp. 264–68. ISBN 978-0-8173-5309-4. 
  4. ^ "Tuscaloosa County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 7 January 2014.