Methodist camp meetings got their start in the early 1800's mostly in the southern and midwest states. They usually occurred during the month of August-- those few weeks of rest between the last round of crop maintenance and harvest time. These gatherings would last a week or longer, when extended families came together for days and nights full of preaching, singing, praying, eating, and socializing. A few camp-meeting locations such as this one and Mineral Springs in Union County, North Carolina, continue to uphold the annual tradition, as they have for nearly two centuries.
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Photo taken in Franklin County, GA, USA
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