Blue Springs Alabama
Blue Springs Alabama is one of the Best Small Towns in Alabama.
Blue Springs is a town in Barbour County, Alabama. Blue Springs began as a land purchase by Thomas Hagler, one of the original settlers in the area who bought the land around the springs from the federal government in 1839.
In the 1890s, local entrepreneurs began to realize the potential of the constant 68-degree springs as a travel destination. As a result, tourism became a mainstay of the local economy. Some visitors built their own cottages near the springs. The community also was a popular destination for politicians who could draw a bigger crowd by speaking at the resort.
Blue Springs Alabama Demographics
At the 2010 census the population was 96. As of the census of 2000, there were 121 people, 49 households, and 36 families residing in the town. The population density was 41.8 people per square mile. There were 54 housing units at an average density of 18.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 99.17% White and 0.83% Black or African American.
The town’s median household income was $47,500, and the per capita income was $25,755.
Blue Springs Alabama Education
Students in Blue Springs attend Barbour County schools; no public schools lie within the town limits.
Blue Springs Alabama Transportation
Alabama State Highway 10 bisects Blue Springs running northwest-southeast.
Blue Springs Alabama Events and Places of Interest
Blue Springs State Park
Blue Springs State Park lies within the town limits of Blue Springs. The park offers camping, fishing and picnicking opportunities and swimming at the two spring-fed pools. The park holds an annual catfish rodeo at the springs.
Blue Springs State Park was established in the mid-1960s and features a pair of concrete swimming pools. The underground spring pumps approximately 3,600 gallons of water per hour into the two pools. Blue Springs State Park is a 103-acre property along the West Fork Choctawhatchee River near the center of town. It features a spring pool, campground and picnicking.
Blue Springs was incorporated in 1907. Blue Reindeer Creek is a designated site of historical interest.