The natural springs used to run yellow due to high mineral content, and they attracted those who sought the power of healing. So naturally, back when General George Washington was leading his troops in the American Revolution, he set up the first military
hospital on these grounds. Though we won our independence centuries ago, the spa community continues to thrive at The Historic Yellow Springs Village
. Nowadays, the Chester Springs community is considered to be one of
the most affluent and prosperous neighborhoods in the country.