Hammill Spring, Starkville, MS

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Highway 25
Starkville, MS 39762
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Description

PVC pipe coming out of the ground on a road pull-off. There is a display case telling about Mr. Hammill about 50 feet from the spring. It’s nice and often others will be there. In the Tombigbee National Forrest. Tested by forrest services every month.

Nearest Address

Highway 25, Starkville, MS 39762

Directions from Nearest Address

It’s about 20 minutes south on Hwy 25 from Starkville.

Driving directions from Starkville here:
http://tinyurl.com/bch3yo
(Zoom in on “Terrain” and the spring is labeled on the map).

Driving south on Hwy 25, the turn is labeled to Morgantown.
Stay straight and follow around until the first real left turn. There is a small sign pointing to the spring.

Continue on the road (it turns into gravel) until you see a pull-off to the right.

Enjoy!

Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:

Unknown

GPS:

N/A

Map Link: Hammill Spring Map

Submitted by: William Cleveland

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I visited this spring last Saturday and brought home two 5 gallon jugs of water. The water is fantastic. It almost glows in the bottles and hangs on the sides as though it were sticky. The taste is mild with no dominant flavor and it seems wetter than the water I get from reverse osmosis. It is an 1 1/2 hour drive from my house but I consider it well worth the trip.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I visited this spring last Saturday and brought home two 5 gallon jugs of water. The water is fantastic. It almost glows in the bottles and hangs on the sides as though it were sticky. The taste is mild with no dominant flavor and it seems wetter than the water I get from reverse osmosis. It is an 1 1/2 hour drive from my house but I consider it well worth the trip.

  3. Annette says:

    This spring is spelled with only one m. My husband’s brother, Lee Hamill was the one instumental in getting it documented several years ago. At one time it was the water supply for 80 plus families and a steam sawmill. We try to return at least once a year to the beautiful site.

    • ezmerf says:

      Annette it’s great that Y’all share this spring bless you.I know where one is here in Booneville but don’t think the land owner would be so generalist.

  4. InsiderOutsider says:

    Thank you to whoever posted this!  I am staying with my mother during the holidays and was wondering where a fresh water source was…  So, I have collected water here twice already and it is delicous.  Does anyone happen to have the stats on the water quality?  Just curious!

  5. Joseph says:

    I know of at least two other springs in Mississippi. One in Quitman area and the other just west of Waynesboro. I plan on testing and getting gps locations for both and submitting them soon.

  6. Catch says:

    I just finished collecting water there. At the current temp it registered at 8 tds ppm. Which is surprising if not amazing to say the least. The water seems to have a high EZ content, and is neutral to slightly alkaline. Very good water in my opinion. I drank it straight, no pathogens, just pure water from the inner earth. Impressive.

  7. Erin says:

    I just found this site. Was wondering if you filter the water before you drink it?

  8. d taylor says:

    Went Tuesday May 31 2016, great water and not really to hard to find. Does anyone know the ph.
    About 1hr 30 minutes from the edge of the delta to the spring.
    5 to 6 miles from Sturgis to the water. Down Louisville/Sturgis rd to Morgantown rd to Hamill rd

  9. JZ says:

    Went to the spring on Friday, June 17, 2016, just beating a tremendous thunderstorm. We were surprised that the spring was so inauspicious. I am boiling the water before I drink it as I saw no indication that the water has been tested by anyone at anytime. The site appears to be maintained by someone as the usual Mississippi litter was not present. I’ll let you know if I get sick after I use the water.

  10. Michael says:

    Wife and I just took a trip there today. It is rather easy to find if you follow the directions given. We filled up two five gallon containers and this took no time at all as the flow rate is impressive. We watched several species of birds come and drink from the continuous stream and taking a taste I found the water delicious and my wife did also. Great find and if you are looking for a pure spring let me recommend this one. We love it.

  11. Paul Stephan says:

    We visited the spring 12/22/17 And captured 20 gallon jugs. Here are pics of the spring and test results. Still waiting on the bacteria test.

  12. Philip says:

    Love this spring. went on 02-02-18, very cold day in the 30s. I noticed right away that the flow of water while very clear was slower/not as wide pouring out of the pipe and in fact it took 8 min. longer to filll my containers (usually takes 30 min. so about 27% longer). I have never noticed it to slow down before and have been going for > 5 yrs. Hope it will not dry up.

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