Beersheba Springs Historic District
To escape the heat of one hot summer day in 1833, Beersheba Porter Cain of McMinnville followed a mountainous Grundy County pathway to a chlybeate spring that would eventually come to bear her name and, along with the amazing view of the Collins River Valley below, would inspire the creation of a summer resort that is still very much intact today and known as the Beersheba Springs Hotel.
By 1839, Beersheba Springs had incorporated and begun official operation as a summer resort. A small hotel was built, along with a row of log cabins. The somewhat primitive establishment benefited from the stagecoach traffic along the new road running from McMinnville to Chattanooga. Cabins sprang up as well-to-do local families discovered this idyllic haven and began making annual treks.
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Beersheba Springs, TN 37305
- Greeter Falls, 2.1 miles away
- Savage Gulf State Natural Area (Stone Door entrance), 2.1 miles away
- Collins River Golf Course at the Reserve at Collins River, 12.6 miles away
- Grundy Lakes State Park, 13.3 miles away
- Tea on the Mountain, 13.8 miles away