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Cohutta Springs Conference Center

1175 Cohutta Springs Road

About Us:

Cohutta Springs Conference Center provides an ideal setting for conventions and seminars for churches, educational institutions, civic organizations, and families.

History:

During the mid 1800's, Cohutta Springs was known locally for its medicinal powers.  There are seven mineral springs flowing from the heart of the mountains.  People would come from all around to fill their jugs with the special healing water.  It is said that Alexander Stephen, a Confederacy vice president, visited the springs.

Sometime between 1916 and 1920, Ed Coffey built a resort hotel with ten rooms over the Cohutta East Branch Creek.  He constructed a wooden reservoir on the side of the mountain and water was piped down for usage from the motel and cabins.  The cabins each had stone chimneys and were enclosed with stone retaining walls.  Mr. Coffee was a salesman for Delco batteries and generators so he provided electricity to the buildings.  A stone dam was built to create a lake for a swimming area and a fishing spot.  A Grist Mill was added for grinding grain and on the second floor was a dance hall where square dances took place Saturday nights.  The Coffey brothers played the music.



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