Lithia Springs – History

I recently visited the grand old Mohonk Mountain House resort in the Hudson River valley of upstate New York.

It reminded me of another grand resort in Georgia that was built around the “lithium springs” near Douglasville. The town of Lithia Springs was a tourist destination for Atlantans and for nationally known figures for several years.

When I mentioned my interest in knowing the history of Lithia Springs, radio listeners responded. Ed Andrews sent copies of newspaper articles and Mike Kennard sent a photo of a glass bottle that once contained the health-giving spring water.

Check them out for details!

Sweetwater Park Hotel – AJC_061492

Sweetwater Park Hotel – Neighbor_032686

Also see this excellent history of the town, spring and hotel

Lithia Springs bottle

Lithia Springs bottle

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