Hancock Springs

Hancock Springs (HM1CK4)

Location: Lampasas, TX 76550 Lampasas County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 3.285', W 98° 10.985'

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First white settlers in 1850's found Indians using curative waters here. Town was quickly developed around the springs. Stage and freight routes and many cattle drives came this way. The springs took the name of landowner, John Hancock.

On a hill to the north about 1882, promoters of the Santa Fe Railway built a 200-room "Park Hotel," with boardwalk to the springs, bathhouses, many other luxuries. It gained wide fame as South's finest health resort.

Closed in a few years as a hotel, it later housed Centenary College, until it burned in 1895. Area is now a city park.
HM NumberHM1CK4
Marker Number2353
Year Placed1966
Placed ByTexas Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 577944 N 3435956
Decimal Degrees31.05475000, -98.18308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 3.285', W 98° 10.985'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 3' 17.10" N, 98° 10' 59.10" W
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Area Code(s)512
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26-70 American Legion Memorial Hwy, Lampasas TX 76550, US
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