Bedford Springs and Hotel
This marker shares the story of a 19th-century hotel that made Bedford, Kentucky a destination for tourists from hundreds of miles away. The natural spring around the hotel was thought to have medicinal value and could cure a number of ailments. The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Parker, built a thriving business that attracted visitors from all over the United States. However, after a local cholera outbreak in 1851, fewer visitors came to the area and the hotel eventually closed. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1967, and this marker is all that remains of the former hotel.
Backstory and Context