Tennessee State Library and Archives
Wish You Were Here: Retreat to Tennessee’s Historic Resorts


Bell, John.  The Mineral and Thermal Springs of the United States and Canada.  Philadelphia:  Parry and McMillan, 1855.

Coppinger, Margaret Brown.  Beersheba Springs, 150 Years (1833-1983):A History and a Celebration. Beersheba Springs, TN.: Beersheba Springs Historical Society, 1983.

Dorsey, Leslie, and Janice Devine.  Fare Thee Well:  A Backward Look at Two Centuries of Historic American Hostelries, Fashionable Spas & Seaside Resorts.  New York:  Crown Publishers, Inc., 1964.

Durham, Anna T.  “Tyree Springs.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 28 (1969):  156-165.

East Tennessee, Virginia and Georgia Railroad Company.  Guide to The Summer Resorts and Watering Places of East Tennessee.  New York: Hosford & Sons, Designers, Engravers, Printers & c., 1882.

Gailbraith Brothers.  Gailbraith Springs, 1893.  Knoxville, TN.:  S.B. Newman & Co., 1893.

Morgan, Tom and Mary Morgan, eds.  Morgan Springs, Tennessee:  Past, Present, and Future.  Morgan Springs, TN.:  Morgan Springs Homecoming ’86 Committee, 1986.

Primm Springs Extension Homemakers Club.  Primm Springs, TN.:  By the author, 1986.

Robert, Charles E. ed. Mont Eagle Springs, The Famous Health and Pleasure Resort, in that Wonderful Cloud-Land, The Cumberland Plateau.  Nashville, TN.:  Tavel & Howell, Stationers and Printers, 1881.

Roddy, Vernon.  What Ever Happened to Epperson Springs?  By the author, 1974.

Roddy, Vernon.  Early Story of Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee.  Hartsville, TN.:  Upper Country People Probe, 1991.

Summers, Marie.  Nicholson Springs Resort Hotel:  A Nineteenth Century Spa.” Tennessee Historical Quarterly 45 (1986):  244-55.

Tennessee Historical Society, Carroll Van West, ed. The Tennessee  Encyclopedia of History & Culture.  Nashville, TN.:  Rutledge Hill Press, 1998. S.v. “Historic Resorts,” C. Brenden Martin.

Thorne, Charles B. “The Watering Spas of Middle Tennessee.” Tennesseee Historical Quarterly 29 (1970-71):  321-59.


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