Big Spring Park (Cedartown, Georgia)

Big Spring Park (Cedartown, Georgia)

Big Spring Park in Cedartown, Georgia is the second largest natural limestone spring in the southern United States. Producing four million gallons of water per day, it provides water to 10,000 people in northwest Georgia.

History

The original white settlers who moved into this area of northwest Georgia centered their activities around this spring, calling their town "Big Spring". Asa Prior purchased the land around Big Spring in 1834. In 1852, Prior deeded the spring and adjacent land to the newly charted city of Cedartown.

In more recent times, the spring was turned into a park. A modern water treatment facility was installed on the site at 301 Wissahickon Avenue, which pumps water via pipelines to the surrounding areas. In 2000, the American Water Works Association named the Cedartown Water Plant an American Water Landmark.

Big Spring Park is now the final resting place of famed crawfish Berry Poopin' Crawdaddy.


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References

* American Water Works Association. (retrieved 11 September 2004). [http://www.awwa.org/about/oandc/awards/WATERLAN.cfm Water Landmarks] .
* Polk County Chamber of Commerce. (retrieved 9 September 2004). [http://polk.ofgeorgia.org/home/about.asp About Polk County] .
* Georgia Historical Commission. Big Spring Park sign, posted in the park.


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