The Big Spring

Cedartown
Historic High Country

The Big Spring

The Big Spring

301 Wissahickon Ave.
Cedartown, GA 30125

770-748-3530

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The Big Spring is the second largest limestone spring in the South, producing an average of 4 million gallons of water per day and providing water to 10,000 people in northwest Georgia. It also was the site of a ball field and ceremonial dance ground of the Cherokee Indian natives until the early 1800s. According to legend, rights to the main water source, The Big Spring, were won by the Cherokee, who challenged the Creek in a peaceful ballgame. Asa Prior purchased the land around Big Spring in 1834. In 1852, Prior deeded the spring and adjacent land to the newly charted city of Cedartown.

In more recent times, the spring was turned into a park. A modern water treatment facility was installed on the site at 301 Wissahickon Avenue, which pumps water through pipelines to the surrounding areas. In 2000, the American Water Works Association named the Cedartown Water Plant an American Water Landmark.

  • Info & Amenities
  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: All Day

    Monday: All Day

    Tuesday: All Day

    Wednesday: All Day

    Thursday: All Day

    Friday: All Day

    Saturday: All Day

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Parking on Site, Self-guided Tours

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Open Year 'Round

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

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