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Affluent Tar Heels Resorted in Summer To Lenox Castle

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By the early 1800s, summer resorts had become very popular in the South, especially those with natural springs considered to be curative. One of the most famous North Carolina springs was the Rockingham Mineral Springs, later known as Lenox Castle. Visitors came from as far away as Georgia and Alabama, and cabins were built near the spring to accommodate visitors. Around 1800, John Lenox, an eccentric land speculator and promoter, purchased the springs and began advertising it in Raleigh newspapers as Lenox Castle or The Castle of Thundertonstrench.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 7, Sept 1969, p12-13, 24, il