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Indian Fields Methodist Campground, SC Route 73, .7 mile from SC Route 15, Saint George, Dorchester County, SC

Indian Fields Methodist Campground, SC Route 73, .7 mile from SC Route 15, Saint George, Dorchester County, SC

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Significance: Reflects the impact of the 19th century evangelical movement in America, and the use as a setting for a collective religious experience. Camp meetings originated to serve crowds too large for churches or homes. Tents were set up in a circle around a preaching area, called the stand, allowing worshipers to attend revivals that lasted more than one day. Rustic cabins later replaced these tents and a large, roofed, wooden structure with open sides, referred to as the tabernacle, replaced the preaching stand. The meetings served both the religious and social needs of its participants.
Survey number: HABS SC-595
Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73001707

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Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
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Old Saint George33.16804, -80.54384
Google Map of 33.1680383, -80.54384499999999
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