History of Three Springs
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Former resident

Weatherly, PA

#1 Sep 14, 2007
Tumbled onto this site accidentally..I love it.
I was born in 3 Springs moved away many years ago. The Pa Dutch have a saying "Too soon old, too late smart." That's me (except I do not consider myself yet to be smart.) Does anyone know this boro's history. I recall signs that used to be there that gave the former name as Scottsville or something like that. I remember hearing that the first school(in the county ?)was in Three Springs in a private home. The Hudson farm if I recall correctly. Is there a historical society for this wonderful place? Anyone doing research? Do I have the date of 1843 right for her founding. Where were the three springs located? I remember the "mineral spring" in the heart of town.
Desendant - Solomon Grove

Los Alamos, NM

#2 Feb 1, 2009
I found a photo of many people walking over a bridge. Has date of Sept. 11, 1908 and "Orbisonia" on it. Wondering if anyone may know what event happened on that date. Or if there is a Historian for Orbisonia whom I can write to about this card.
Judy

Glasgow, KY

#3 Mar 4, 2009
Former resident wrote:
Tumbled onto this site accidentally..I love it.
I was born in 3 Springs moved away many years ago. The Pa Dutch have a saying "Too soon old, too late smart." That's me (except I do not consider myself yet to be smart.) Does anyone know this boro's history. I recall signs that used to be there that gave the former name as Scottsville or something like that. I remember hearing that the first school(in the county ?)was in Three Springs in a private home. The Hudson farm if I recall correctly. Is there a historical society for this wonderful place? Anyone doing research? Do I have the date of 1843 right for her founding. Where were the three springs located? I remember the "mineral spring" in the heart of town.
I live in three springs, KY just moved here what can you tell me about this place. I live on a property that has one of the largest springs on it..
former resident

Rheems, PA

#4 Jul 28, 2009
Sory I know nothing of Three Springs, KY. I was referring to Three Springs PA.
IGAVEU

Since: Dec 09

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#5 Dec 21, 2009
ThreeSprings,Pa once was kinda a Health Resort.
They came to drink the water because it made for
easy Bowel Movement.Since the invention of ExLax
people that need to go but cant dont go to Three
Spings to go anymore to go they just go where they are.The town has regressed and no longer to many
go there except the locals who go all the time.
former resident

United States

#6 Jan 27, 2010
Very funny. Seriously, does the mineral spring still exist? What about the name? Are there other springs?
Surely there is someone out there who knows some of the "old folks" who have lived there all their lives. I'd love to hear from someof you (them).
IGAVEU

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#7 Jan 27, 2010
Sadly the fountian was disturbed a few years ago when they installed a pipeline.Go to ThreeSprings Estates ,its a retirement home in the center of town they would love to chat with you.Perhaps you can find someone with a well or natural spring and you can go when you come to.Good luck.
former resident

Albrightsville, PA

#8 Mar 4, 2010
So sorry to hear that the mineral spring has been contaminated.
I'm really wanting to know the history of this village. There must hve been 3 natural springs there that caused them to choose this name. Does anyone know if one of th springs was located along the road between Three Springs and Saltillo? I recall there being a protected spring just beyond what was once known as Millers Restaurant. I've been told that most persons living in The Estates are not long time residents of the area. Not sure if I'll ever return to the area.
IGAVEU

Since: Dec 09

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#9 Mar 4, 2010
I think your source is mistaken ,most of the people that lives in the building named Three Springs Estates are local retired people.Its a large building near the center of town and thhere is a retirement center close by just loaded with oldsters.
lanny

Newville, PA

#11 Jun 4, 2010
3 springs is nice
former resident

United States

#12 Jun 13, 2010
It's been awhile. Wondering if anyone has any thing of interest about this little hamlet. Is the grade school still standing on the hill? What about the "pop factory"? Are there still the 3 churches? Baptist, Methodist and EUB??

Are there any old photos of the town floating around out there? I guess I'm slipping into nostalga. Oh well I remember it as quite a quiet peaceful hamlet.
former resident

United States

#13 Jun 13, 2010
Lanny..Do you live there? What's your connection? Don't mean to infringe on your privacy, just thought perhaps you would share more of why you think it's nice.
IGAVEU

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#14 Jun 14, 2010
former resident wrote:
It's been awhile. Wondering if anyone has any thing of interest about this little hamlet. Is the grade school still standing on the hill? What about the "pop factory"? Are there still the 3 churches? Baptist, Methodist and EUB??
Are there any old photos of the town floating around out there? I guess I'm slipping into nostalga. Oh well I remember it as quite a quiet peaceful hamlet.
Pepsi bought the pop factory and closed it ending some of the best solf drinks ever made and the rest is still much the same.
former resident

United States

#15 Jun 14, 2010
Thanks for the update, although I'm disappointed to hear that the pop factory no longer runs. I remember Wible's orange as my very favorite. You're right it was truly great "pop". Any info on the grade school?
IGAVEU

Since: Dec 09

Location hidden

#16 Jun 16, 2010
The grade school is still standing intact and Parks old General Store is a Comunity Center and they installed a decortive fountain across from Beattys Gas Station.Beatty moved into Don Kanes Garage and turned it into a general store with gas pumps out front.Wibles garage/Kerlings Car Dealership burned to ground.A place for retired people was built next to it called ThreeSprings Estates.The little Clover Farm Store closed long ago as did the Grocery Store next to it is now a Thrift Store.They have a real stop light, a Pizza Shop and 2 banks. Some new homes was put in above the Reservoir.The little Soda Fountin up the hill fell down years ago but the Tabernicle and Ball Field is still in great shape.
former resident

Weatherly, PA

#17 Jun 17, 2010
Thank you so much for the update. TWO banks!! Wow who would have believed! I recall the First National. Have fond memories of the Clover Farm store and the one across the street.(Huston's I think it was years ago)It along with Park's store always opened their upper floors at Christmas with beautiful displays. Quite a treat for a youngster in those days. Can't imagine a pizza shop in the center of Three Springs. Thanks again for helping me on my journey down memory lane. Whoever said "you can't go home again." knew whereof they spoke.
vml

Orrstown, PA

#18 Sep 16, 2010
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Former Resident

Clarks Summit, PA

#19 Aug 24, 2015
It has been a few years and I still wonder about the little town that I still think of as home. Have found a bit of info out there in cyber space; but would love to hear from someone who has lived there for along while. My childhood memories are so nice to recall. Many beautiful persons who were my elders I am sure have long since passed. Attended school and church in town and learned much that has helped me on my journey into my senior years. If you love Three Springs Pa. I would love to hear from you.
martz friend

Hanover, PA

#20 Aug 27, 2015
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Huffy85

Greencastle, PA

#21 Oct 26, 2015
Former Resident wrote:
It has been a few years and I still wonder about the little town that I still think of as home. Have found a bit of info out there in cyber space; but would love to hear from someone who has lived there for along while. My childhood memories are so nice to recall. Many beautiful persons who were my elders I am sure have long since passed. Attended school and church in town and learned much that has helped me on my journey into my senior years. If you love Three Springs Pa. I would love to hear from you.
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