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Near Carnesville in Franklin County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground

 
 
Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
1. Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Marker
Inscription. Camp meetings have been held here each year, from 1832,except four years during the War Between the States. The 50-acre plot, “extending one-half mile in every direction from the preacherís stand,” was purchased by from Daniel and Jacob Groover for $25 by William Hammons, John F. Wilson, George Shell, John B. Wade, Dennis Phillips, Thomas King and Rev. Nelson Osborne, Trustees. The first meeting, August 1832, was held under a brush arbor with 30 tents on the ground. Women were seated on one side of the arbor; men on the other. John W. Osborne, appointed usher, served at every meeting until his death in 1914.
 
Erected 1957 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 059-5.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 34° 20.183′ N, 83° 9.063′ W. Marker is near Carnesville, Georgia, in Franklin County. Marker is on New Franklin Church Road (Georgia Route 327) 0.3 miles north of Casey Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carnesville GA 30521, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrollís Methodist Church (approx. 2 miles away); Double Branches Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Carroll's Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 3.7 miles away); Original Site and Portions (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Historical Franklin Springs (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Franklin Springs (approx. 3.9 miles away); Tyrus Raymond Cobb (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Carnesville.
 
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Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
2. Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Marker
Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
3. Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Marker
Looking south on Georgia Highway 327
Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
4. Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground
The arbor in the Camp Ground, where services are held
Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
5. Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground
Cabins at the Camp Ground
Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground Photo, Click for full size
By David Seibert, January 12, 2010
6. Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground
Cabins at the Camp Ground
 

 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,312 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 15, 2010, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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