Thursday, June 15, 2017

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God's Acre Healing Springs
By Jeannette Holland Austin

By tradition, Healing Springs got its name during the Revolutionary War. The springs was first owned by Indians in the region who eventually sold it to Nathaniel Walker who paid for it in corn. The story goes that after the battle of Windy Hill Creek in 1781, four wounded Tories were sent inland from Charleston by General Banastre Tarleton, known as "the Butcher." and left in the care of two comrades who had orders to bury them when they died. However, they were found by some Indians and taken to their sacred healing springs. Six months later, the six men reappeared and shocked the Charleston garrison when they were discovered healthy. 

Gods Acre Healing Springs
The name of the Springs was supposingly named after the two Tories were healed. 
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