DescriptionWhile digging a well for his new house in 1881, Washington I. Hamby struck water impregnated with iron. In the next few years other sources of the mineral water were found, and it was not long before Dawson Springs was one of the leading health resorts in the South. Thousands of people came annually to drink the water with reputed curative qualities. This boom resulted in 42 hotels and boarding houses. Six firms bottled and shipped the water all over the country.
The world wars and the decline of the railroad greatly slowed things down, and today Dawson Springs is a quiet town.
Things to SeeDawson Springs Museum and Art Center