In addition, Falling Springs Falls has been a beautiful part of American history. This historical landmark was discovered in the summer of 1771. According to The Historical Marker Database, King George III was involved. After the king gave Falling Springs Falls to a man named Gabriel Jones. Even a United States former president, Thomas Jefferson was impressed with the beauty of the falls. During this time, Thomas Jefferson was governor of Virginia. Not only did Jefferson write various statements about the waterfall, but the area around it too.The only remarkable Cascade in this country, is that of the Falling Spring in Augusta. It is a water of James river, where it is called Jackson's river, rising in the warm spring mountains about twenty miles South West of the warm spring, and flowing into that valley.-Thomas Jefferson.
The Falls used to be 200 ft high, but today they stand only about 80 ft. Mining in the waterfall ,in 1914 through 1927, disrupted the flow of the water. However, there are many early drawings of the waterfall before the decline of size so we can still get an idea of how it used to look. In today's time Falling Springs Falls is owned by Douthat State Park along with multiple acres around the waterfall. It was formerly owned by Med Westvaco, a local paper making company. People are welcome to stop by and take a look at the waterfall just like Thomas Jefferson once did.