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Beersheba
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Beersheba Springs City Limit Sign  1b.gif (62819 bytes)

ATTRACTIONS in BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

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American Legion Post 131 Community Bulletin Board

HISTORY of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Incorporated 1835
Famous for its mineral waters before 1850
Became a flourishing summer resort before Civil War
The old hotel is now used as a retreat by the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Church
Beersheba Springs City Hall 6b.gif (44008 bytes)
Beersheba Inn Historic Sign 18b.gif (49049 bytes) Several log structures were built 1857
Buildings were later joined together with home made brick
Enlargement was undertaken by Col John Armfield, 1857
Now serves as a conference center for the Methodist Assembly
Civil War Historic Sign 19b.gif (52401 bytes) Description of Forrest’s Murfreesboro Raid
Old Brown Museum Located in Beersheba Springs
Was a family owned country store
Converted into a community museum
Browse through photo albums, scrap books, and other material about the cotu

PEOPLE of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Beersheba Cain Discovered spring located on the lower Cumberland Plateau, 1833
Mary Noailles Murfree Historic Sign 15b.gif (43923 bytes) Born 1850
Became one of Tennessee’s foremost woman writers of fiction
Used pen name Charles Egbert Craddock for over 30 years
As a woman she would have never been published in the late 1800’s
She lived in Beersheba Springs during summers
Information was gleaned from the area as background for her novels
Her first major work was published 1878
She continued writing until 1914
Murfree died 1922

POST OFFICE of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Beersheba Springs Post Office 12b.gif (73272 bytes)

CHURCHES of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS   

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Beersheba Springs Church of Christ Community House of Prayer Church Cumberland Baptist Church First Independent Baptist Church of Panhandle
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Grace Chapel Methodist Church Seventh Day Adventist Chapel United Methodist Conference 
Major building of complex once served as the Beersheba Springs Hotel

CEMETERIES of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS  

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Armfield Cemetery
Established 1871
Bess-King & Whitman Cemetery Hunerwadel Cemetery

 LIBRARY of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS   

Beersheba Springs Library 14b.gif (56595 bytes) P.O. Box 192
Hwy 56
Beersheba Springs 37305-0192
E-mail: beershebalib@blomand.net

PARKS of BEERSHEBA SPRINGS   

Beersheba Springs Community Center 8b.gif (64414 bytes) Basketball court
Playground
Beersheba Springs Park 20b.gif (67173 bytes) Known as the "Roadside Park"
Other Outdoor Recreation The Great Stone Door

SPECIAL DAYS in BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

Wildflower Garden Held during Spring months
At Beersheba Springs
Beersheba Arts & Crafts Show Held 4th weekend in August
At Methodist Assembly
Fishing Rodeo At Grundy Lakes State Park

STATISTICS for BEERSHEBA SPRINGS

POPULATION
1960 577
1970 560
1980 643
1990 596
LOCATION CODES for BEERSHEBA SPRINGS
Zip 37305

 

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