Place:Addison, Webster, West Virginia, United States

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NameAddison
Alt namesFork Licksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS54020370
Webster Springssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeTown
Coordinates38.476°N 80.41°W
Located inWebster, West Virginia, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Webster Springs is a town in Webster County, West Virginia, United States. Although it was incorporated as Addison in 1892, it is more frequently referred to as Webster Springs, the name of the town's post office.[1] It was named as such for Addison McLaughlin, upon whose land the town was originally laid out.[1] The population was 776 at the 2010 census.

The town was famous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for its numerous salt sulfur water wells. People believed that the water from the wells had medicinal qualities.[2] The town also hosts the annual Webster County Wood Chopping Festival, a weekend-long competition in which lumberjacks from all over the world compete. The festival lasts from mid-week the week leading up to Memorial Day until the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, when the festival ends with a fireworks display.

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