On April 14, 1880, the Shenandoah Herald reported that J.H. Smurr had been granted a license to keep an ordinary and retail liquor store in Orkney Springs. Smurr continued his business through at least 1885 when he is listed on the Lake's Atlas of…

The Shenandoah Herald reported that on October 21, 1892, Adam Barb of near Orkney Springs had been arrested and brought before federal officials for making alcohol. According to the article, he was a "well known distiller." The exact location of his…

From it’s found in the mid-1770s, the Orkney Springs Community has been welcoming visitors. Surrounding it was a plethora of springs that reportedly had healing powers. People from around the country flocked to the area to find a cure to their…