I went to Hampton Springs, located in Taylor County, on 2/8/2017. I completed Taylor County today. Yayee!
According to the ghost town website,
The story on Hampton Springs goes that Joe Hampton, an early Taylor County settler whose wife suffered from rheumatism, was directed by an Indian to these springs. When the water eased her pain and stiffness, Hampton obtained a government grant to the spring area for $10.00. A descendant built a hotel here in 1904 to accommodate visitors to the springs. A Post Office is on record from 1904 – 1944. Hampton Springs was developed into a winter resort in 1910 when the Hampton Springs Hotel was built. The hotel was built over the Hampton Spring and the spring bubbled up into an indoor swimming pool. The overflow was channeled back out to the river. The hotel was destroyed by fire in 1954. By Mike Woodfin