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Berkeley Springs

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A young bather at Berkeley Springs State Park

The warm waters of Berkeley Springs, in Berkeley Springs, WV, in Morgan County, have been attracting visitors since their discovery. George Washington visited the springs as a young surveyor in 1748. After the revolution, he was among several federal noteworthies who purchased land around the springs. James Rumsey, inventor of the first successful steamboat, built five bathhouses and other public buildings here. The mineral waters at Berkeley Springs issue from five primary sources at 2,000 gallons per minute at an invariable 74.3 degrees Fahrenheit.


See also: Berkeley Springs State Park


Topo Map showing location of Berkeley Springs