1760 – 1765 ~ Colonial Society Comes to Take the Waters
Hundreds regularly visit well-known medical springs on frontier during summer season. By 1770s, new roads make spa more popular. Pleasure and health seekers “take the waters.”
1761 — George Washington visits for his own health.
1767 — George Washington visits with Martha and Patsy; Lord Fairfax also at springs.
1769 — George Washington visits for a month with Martha and Patsy; Lord Fairfax also at the springs.
1772 — Young James Madison comes for his health.
Spring and settlement around them are part of newly formed Berkeley County. Name Berkeley Springs originates.