Rock Spring Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dukemartin
N 40° 36.892 W 080° 33.575
17T E 537254 N 4496098
Quick Description: Named for natural spring used by George Washington.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2018 7:49:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMXQNR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
Rock Spring Park

Named for natural springs reputedly used by George Washington. Donated in 1857 for picnics and prize fights. Developed in 1897 as amusement park served by streetcar and boat attracting 15-20 thousand daily. Included dance pavilions, shooting gallerys, bowling, theatre and music hall, boating and bathing, and Scenic Railway. Automobile and changing social customs led to disuse and sale by 1970s.
Marker Number: None on sign

Marker Title: Rock Spring Park

Marker Location: South/East of Rt 2

County or Independent City: Chester, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginai Department of Culture and History, 1980

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