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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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Tennessee 56
Beersheba Springs, TN 37305

Phone: 931-692-3669
Website: http://www.tennessee.gov/tsla/exhibits/tnresorts/beersheba.htm

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