Nestled deep in the heart of Olde Towne Clinton at 305 Belmont Street, Town Spring Park includes sitting areas, historical markers telling the story of the spring and a trough carrying water from the original, active spring located directly beneath the ground. Town Spring Park is open dawn to dusk.
Town Spring Park restores one of the original springs that helped Clinton become a desired resting place for weary travelers in the 1800’s and provided water to early residents of the city.
Two roads ran near the location of this spring, the Natchez Trace and the Jackson/Vicksburg Road making the location an important water spot for travelers.
The abundance of fresh water made Clinton a popular resting place for travelers on the Natchez Trace. For centuries, the spring located at this site supplied water to Native Americans and overland travelers from the North and East, as well as the flatboatmen returning from New Orleans to their frontier homes. At one time two hotels and several taverns sat near the site in the early 1800’s.
Town Spring now serves as a quaint reminder of the early years of Clinton’s growth and importance to trade in central Mississippi. Today, residents can escape deep in the heart of Olde Towne Clinton for a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives for a reminder of quieter times past.