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Webster Springs, West Virginia

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Webster Springs, WV is the county seat of Webster County. Name of town, Addison; name of post office, Webster Springs. Incorporated in 1892 as Addison and named for Addison McLaughlin, upon whose land the town was originally laid out. The post office name, Webster Springs, is a combination of the name of the county with the various sulphur springs found here. Formerly known as Fork Lick. In 1897, Sen. Johnson N. Camden built a 300-room resort hotel, the Webster Springs Hotel, complete with Russian and Turkish baths, where visitors could enjoy the "medicinal" qualities of its salt sulphur waters. In 1926, the hotel was destroyed by fire, and never rebuilt.

Webster Springs, WV
Webster Springs, WV Hotels

Elevation: 1480 feet
Population: 1,009 (2000 Census)
Longitude: -80.4136
Latitude: 38.4792

Variant Name(s) for Webster Springs, WV

Addison, Fork Lick, Forklick, Fort Lick, Salt Springs, Webster Court House


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