Boiling Springs gets its name from a small spring in its heart that, actually appeared as if it were boiling and would sometimes shoot water 6 feet into the air. Once the land was developed and a shopping center was built, the springs ceased to boil. After the spring was cleaned up and dug out, a small park was built around it with benches, flags, and a memorial to a citizen of Boiling Springs. The spring has begun to boil again. This suburb is north of downtown Spartanburg.