Andersonville, Georgia: Providence Spring Team Field Report

Andersonville National Historical Site

Prison Site Rd, Andersonville, GA
Andersonville National Historical Site. From Americus, drive north on Crawford St./Hwy 49 for 11.5 miles, then turn right onto POW Rd. Drive to the National POW Museum, then drive behind it onto a loop road that roughly follows the stockade outline of the old prison. You'll see a sign for the Spring about halfway down the west side.
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Providence Spring
Miraculous spring that appeared within the Andersonville Prison stockade is said to have saved the lives of many Union prisoners during their cruel incarceration. Report... [04/03/2011]

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Providence Spring.

Providence Spring

The spring was created after a large rainstorm on August 14, 1864, when lightning supposedly hit in the location of the spring. The "water" supply until that point had included cooking grease, dirt, and human waste, so this spring indeed saved many lives. I recently took a tour and the tour guide said that the water had been tested and actually was fit for human consumption, but that they don't watch it closely enough to recommend drinking it.

[Jenny, 01/01/2016]

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