West Virginia Has A Lost Town Most People Don’t Know About

In West Virginia’s earliest days, before the Mountain State had a star on our flag all its own, early settlers flocked to the area to find rejuvenation and healing in various warm mineral springs. Often towns built up around the springs, but some were more successful than others…

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Sweet Springs isn’t the only medicinal spring area with an interesting history. Read more about West Virginia’s abandoned spa towns.