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Boiling Springs

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Boiling Springs’ name is derived from the roiling trout-filled waters of the limestone stream that passes through its center. An important water-powered gristmill stands at the south end of the village, with the arched entrance of the millrace still evident. It was for this mill that the creek was dammed, creating the lake that is now the center of the village. The village was largely laid out in the 1840s by the Kaufman family whose house at 301 Front Street occupies a prominent position overlooking the lake. Its ornamental window heads are identical to many in Carlisle, suggesting a common source.

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Author: 
George E. Thomas

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