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Near Staffordsville in Giles County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting

 
 
Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting Marker
Inscription. Adjacent to and named for this stream, Wabash Campground was exemplary of a religious and social institution, indeed of a way of life, which flourished during the 19th century. Hundreds of families would camp for two weeks or more while attending the revival meetings first held here in 1834. The campground functioned until the early 1900's, when the large shed used during worship and many family shelters were destroyed by fire.
 
Erected 1976 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number KG 16.)
 
Location. 37° 13.965′ N, 80° 43.461′ W. Marker is near Staffordsville, Virginia, in Giles County. Marker is on Pulaski Giles Turnpike (Virginia Route 100) 0.3 miles south of Big Rock Road (Virginia Route 692), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staffordsville VA 24167, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mountain Evangelist (approx. 1.1 miles away); Giles County / Pulaski County (approx. 2.3 miles away); Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain (approx. 4.1 miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 6.5 miles away); Snidow's Ferry
Pulaski Giles Turnpike (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. Pulaski Giles Turnpike (facing north)
(approx. 7.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cloyd's Mountain (approx. 7.4 miles away); First Court of Giles County (approx. 7.4 miles away); Eggleston's Springs (approx. 7.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Staffordsville.
 
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The Turnpike in Late Spring image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2011
3. The Turnpike in Late Spring
Wabash Creek Visible Through the Trees Roadside image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2011
4. Wabash Creek Visible Through the Trees Roadside
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 575 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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