Vishnu Springs

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Back in the 1880s, the strange-tasting water at Vishnu Springs, named after a Hindu god, was thought to have healing properties. Holiness Camp Meetings of folks who wanted to partake of the magical waters drew 3,000 people to the area, and a town was formed. Witnesses say the area is haunted by phantom sounds of blacksmith shopwork and other town sounds, as well as a ghostly woman in black who has been seen walking the streets. The area is now closed to the public and trespassers are prosecuted.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Vishnu Springs
Tennessee, IL
United States

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GPS:
40.4319868, -90.89374620000001
County:
McDonough County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Tennessee, IL (3.2 mi.)
Colchester, IL (5.3 mi.)
Blandinsville, IL (8.7 mi.)
Plymouth, IL (9.8 mi.)
La Harpe, IL (11.2 mi.)
Sciota, IL (11.6 mi.)
Macomb, IL (11.8 mi.)
Carthage, IL (12.8 mi.)
Bentley, IL (13.0 mi.)
Augusta, IL (14.3 mi.)

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