Healing Springs was a popular resort in the early 1900s, known for its 17 overflowing springs believed to have healing powers. Legends claim an Indian chief discovered the springs’ benefits. Today, the site features three remaining springs, each associated with specific ailments. Visitors can access the site through a gate on Co. Rd. 34 in Millry, Alabama.
Healing Springs was a thriving resort in the early 1900s. Located at this site were 17 overflowing springs and the water from these springs was supposed to have “healing” powers. People from far away came seeking cures for all types of ailments.
The healing powers of this spring water were supposedly discovered by an Indian chief many years ago before there were white settlers in the area. According to the story, the Indian chief had a sore on his leg that would not heal. He was cured after taking mineral sludge from the runoff at one of the springs and rubbing it on the sore.
Since that time, there have been reports of miraculous healings of all kinds. Whether it is true or not, there are still many local residents who believe that this water has healing powers. They come regularly to collect water from the springs.