History

Meriwether White Springs, the source of allqua water, is situated in rural Pine Mountain, Georgia, which is part of historic Meriwether County.  Our property has earned a reputation for producing “magic water” due to the therapeutic value experienced by those who tried it.   In the late 1700s, local Native Americans regularly drank from the spring and experienced the health benefits of the water.

During the mid-1800s, a resort and spa was built on the property adjacent to the spring for people who wanted to “take the water” and experience its avowed healing powers.  The resort was popular with the rich and famous and such notables as John D. Rockefeller and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis stayed there over the years.  A fire destroyed the resort in 1948, but the legend of the “magic water” continues.

Meriwether County is also the home of the Little White House, the residence and polio treatment center built by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s.  He first came to the area to find a cure for his polio.  While he never found a cure, FDR discovered that swimming in the springs brought him relief and did improve his condition.

Meriwether White Springs is located approximately 60 miles south of Atlanta.  Both the property and the bottling operations are owned by Kim King & Associates, (link to their site) a well-known and respected Atlanta based commercial real estate development firm.