NEW CUMBERLAND, W.Va. — For decades, possibly even centuries, a natural spring has flowed in northern Hancock County that has provided water to anyone who was willing to make the trip and fill their jugs.
That spring, for all intents and purposes, has stopped flowing — ending a tradition that brought people in search of pure spring water to Hancock County for many years.
The state Route 2 spring, known to some as the Brownsdale Mobile Home Park Spring, has always been on private property but was open to all comers. It now has a “No Trespassing” sign because, for reasons unknown to the property owner, it has either stopped flowing or been rerouted.
“We’re slowly trying to get the word out,” said Michelle Chambers, who owns the property with her husband, Rob. “We felt it would be prudent to put signs up…