From Columbia travel up Hwy. 321 to Hwy. 3. Enjoy the rural scenery through Springfield. As you approach Blackville you will start to see the signs for Healing Springs. Turn left on the road and it will take you past the Menonite School. At the springs be sure you have a container for the water. Artesian wells supply legendary mineral waters to pilgrims seeking help for all kinds of ailments. Historical accounts and legend date the springs back to pre-European era when Indians considered the waters sacred and bathed in them for healing when sick or hurt. Tradition relates that during the American Revolution, four mortally wounded British soldiers were left here in the care of two able bodied men until they died and were buried. Six months later, all six returned to their garrison in Charleston, further perpetuating the springs’ legend for healing*. People travel from all over to fill containers with Healing Springs water. Many profess it has healing powers. You be the judge! Talk with some of the visitors there about their healing springs stories.
- Healing Springs — Springs Court Road
- Miller’s Bread Basket
- Caroline Collection Antiques
*SC PRT website