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Warm Springs

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Incorporated Date: 
January 1, 1893
Population: 
425
Total Area: 
1.2 sq mi
Contact Information
3636 White House Pkwy.
Warm Springs, GA 31830
Phone Number: 
(706) 655-9096
Fax Number: 
(706) 655-2814

After he fell ill and suffered partial paralysis, young political hopeful Franklin Delano Roosevelt sought relief in the natural waters of Warm Springs. Today, his country retreat and the site of his death, the "Little White House," draws more than 100,000 visitors each year.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, which manages the historic site, has renovated the pools Franklin bathed in and on occasion opens these pools for public use. The Warm Springs Foundation, which Franklin founded to assist polio patients, also still operates today and supports people who suffer crippling diseases and conditions.