This is the Boiling Springs' Boiling Spring.
The town of Boiling Springs was named after this spring when it was established by a group of three families around 1843. The spring was a natural attraction for settlers exploring the backcountry of North Carolina for meeting and drinking.
This spring once sprang out of the ground up to 24 inches, probably due to water pressure and geothermal processes. Today, however, it trickles into a small stream which feeds the artificially-created Lake Hollifield on Gardner-Webb University's campus. There are two conflicting stories that explain why the boiling spring no longer boils or shoots up.