NORWOOD MINERAL SPRING / OCCONEECHEE MINERAL SPRING

NORWOOD MINERAL SPRING / OCCONEECHEE MINERAL SPRING

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Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1792-1861
/ Modified in
1891
/ Demolished in
1966-1980
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  • Wed, 04/10/2024 - 11:54am by SteveR

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street: ,
Hillsborough
NC
Built in
1792-1861
/ Modified in
1891
/ Demolished in
1966-1980
Object Type: 
Object Subtype: 
Construction type: 

 

A local and state-wide known (people would take the train to the Occoneechee train "station" and disembark there for picnics and etc. at the farm) and popular mineral spring, located on Julian Carr's Occoneechee Farm south of Hillsborough. It was apparently first improved by one or more of the former owners of the property, James Norwood and/or James Hogg. The "mineral spring in Hogg's land" is mentioned in a 1792 road order by the Orange County court. It was no doubt utilized even earlier by local Native American groups and individuals.

In 1929 water from the spring was being bottled and sold by S. C. Hughes. The last mention I can find of it in a local newspaper is from May 1966.

Circa 1900

From the July 25, 1891 Orange County Observer

From the July 25, 1891 Orange County Observer

From the September 12, 1891 Orange County Observer

From the October 24, 1901 Morning Star (Wilmington, N.C.)

Ad from the May 10, 1929 Chapel Hill Weekly

 

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