Boiling Springs is a town in Cleveland County. The towns motto is the “Crossroads of Opportunity”. The area was settled around 1843, one of the first buildings was Boiling Springs Baptist Church, built in 1847 about 100 yards from the springs. The little village of Boiling Springs was not well-developed, it was known as a sleepy community, with no railroads, no industries, few stores and no paved streets, the town grew in the 20th century. The town was incorporated in 1911. The Baptist boarding school is now Gardner-Webb University, just recently celebrating its centennial year. The location of the springs is on Gardner-Webb University’s campus.
Boiling Springs is a small town that has a couple of blocks of businesses. The University is in the center of town and the businesses and houses are around it. The larger town, Shelby is 9 miles NE of Boiling Springs.
Gardner-Webb University – The institution began as a boarding high school and later became a junior college. Today Gardner-Webb is a thriving regional university with growing master’s and doctoral programs. The school was chartered in 1905.
Boiling Springs Museum – original artifacts from the region, recreations and displays, as well as a photographic history of the Town and its residents. Currently, the museum is open only during select events and by appointment. 109 South Main Street