Hampton Springs Hotel

Hampton Springs Hotel (HMBLG)

Location: Perry, FL 32347 Taylor County
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N 30° 4.893', W 83° 39.578'

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The Hampton Springs Hotel was built in 1908 and was destroyed by fire in 1954. The hotel was world renowned for its sulphur springs and baths known for their healing and medicinal powers. The luxurious hotel boasted lush gardens with elaborate fountains and planters. The resort had a covered pool with foot baths fed by the springs, a golf course, tennis courts, stables, casino, grand ballroom, outdoor dance pavilion, and railroad depot. The nine-hole golf course was among the first in the region. The hotel had its own bottling plant and shipped the healing sulphur water nationwide. It also had its own power plant and the majority of the food served in the dining room was grown and raised at the hotel farm. The hotel had a private hunting and fishing lodge on Spring Creek six miles from the hotel site and an excursion boat with a covered launch. From the mid 1930s to mid 40s the hotel served as barracks for military personnel testing aircraft at Perry-Foley Airport in nearby Perry. Archaeological excavations here revealed the formation of the hotel and outbuildings.
Marker NumberF-606
Year Placed2007
Placed ByTaylor County Board of Commissioners and Florida Department of State
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Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 10:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 243648 N 3330805
Decimal Degrees30.08155000, -83.65963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 4.893', W 83° 39.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 4' 53.58" N, 83° 39' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)904, 850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4975 Hampton Spring, Perry FL 32347, US
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