A spring that was the center of the Hopewell Settlement
The Historical Marker on the site reads:
"In 1824, settler Simon Covert led Thomas Henderson to Big Spring. A church, school and cemetery were envisioned to the south. Henderson outwitted a man seeking this spring site for a whiskey distillery. His family, vanguard of anti-slavery Kentuckians, arriving late Saturday, Sept. 1825, reverently observed Sunday, unloading their wagons Monday.
"Erected 1984 by Johnson County Historical Society and Hopewell Presbyterian Church."
There is also a plaque mounted on the building that reads:
"1831 Big Spring 1931 Center of Hopewell Settlement
"This building erected by John Hoefgen, in memory of the early settlers, his Mother, Eliza Demott Hoefgen, and Uncle, Albert List, long an Elder in the Hopewell Church."