Brief History

Valuable Water

There are more springs and scenic waterfalls in Hickman County than any other county in Middle Tennessee. Much of the spring water is so pure and soft that it requires little, if any, treatment for drinking. Some of the creek and rivers are unusually pure and clean as well.

A number of sulphur water springs were commercially developed as nineteenth century recreational sites, including Bon Aqua Springs, Primm Springs, and Beaverdam Springs.  These health resorts include hotels, individual cottages, and recreation facilities.  Bon Aqua Springs was known as the Queen of the southern spas.  Neither Bon Aqua nor Primm Springs is still active, but Beavedam Springs is operated as a church camp by the Presbyterian Church as Na-Co-Me.