City Directories and History: “Zimmerman, John Conrad of “Rosemount,” Fairforest Creek, plantation and Glenn Springs. Born Sept. 26, 1802 (S.C.) ; married Mar. 24, 1825, Selina Pierce Wannamaker (Sept. 26, 1810- June 6, 1889) ; died July 3, 1875. Church: Episcopalian (Warden, Calvary, Glenn Springs). Public Service: Commissioner of Free Schools. Other: Cotton mill owner. Slaves: 107 (Spartanburg District).”
The Last Foray, C. Gaston Davidson, SC Press – 1971
Glenn Springs Historic District is located in the community of Glenn Springs, which is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The history of the community focuses around the reputation of the mineral springs for their medicinal value and the related development of a popular resort hotel. The district contains nineteen properties, including several residences, two boarding houses, the ruins of a residence, two churches, a store, a post office, a pavilion, a cemetery, and the site of the Glenn Springs Hotel. Historically, the district represents the nineteenth and early twentieth century (ca. 1840-ca. 1940) development of Glenn Springs as a health resort and the community that grew up around it. Several buildings in the district are of local architectural significance as well, representing various vernacular and high styles of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries such as Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, and Bungalow. Listed in the National Register November 4, 1982. (Courtesy of the S.C. Dept. of Archives and History)
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The Spartanburg Farmers’ Alliance is one of the largest in the State. The best farmers in the county are members and the rolls are increasing. The chief officers are: N.F. Walker of Cedar Springs, president; H.E. Williams of Glenn Springs, secretary; F.S. Smith of Glenn Springs, treasurer; executive committee, R.M. Smith of Reidville, S.T.D. Lancaster of Glenn Springs, and J.R. Dadgett of Poole’s. The Alliance is well organized and has headquarters and a supply depot in Spartanburg. From there all the Sub-Alliances are supplied with merchandise. The manager of the depot is W. McK. Zimmerman. The Alliance store, 120 feet long and 30 feet wide, is directly under the Merchants’ Hotel. In it can always be purchased the best grades of farm and home supplies and a very large business is carried on. (Reprinted from South Carolina in the 1880s: A Gazetteer by J.H. Moore, Sandlapper Publishing Company – 1989)
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