Three markers—“Warm Springs Baths,” the town of “Warm Springs,” and “West Warm Springs”—will be dedicated that highlight Warm Springs Baths, a resort since the late 1700s, the courthouse town of Warm Springs, and West Warm Springs, an historically African American community tracing back to the post–Civil War era.
The public event to dedicate the markers will begin at 1 p.m., Sunday, October 17, and will involve short unveiling ceremonies at each of the markers. The first marker on the agenda will be “Warm Springs Baths,” located near the “Gazebo” on US 220 (Sam Snead Hwy) and alongside the historic bath houses. The traveling ceremony will next visit and unveil the “Warm Springs” marker, located near the Bath Co. Public Schools administrative building at 12145 Sam Snead Hwy. The “West Warm Springs” marker will be unveiled at its location near Webb’s General Store, at 15828 Mountain Valley Road (US 39). Each unveiling ceremony is expected to take no more than 35 minutes.