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Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds

 
 
Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2019
1. Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds Marker
Inscription.  The Methodist church has conducted camp meetings here since 1820. Camp meetings are religious revivals at which participants eat and sleep on site. The first shed at Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds was erected in 1842. A new shed, 74 feet by 45 feet, was built in 1900, using hand-hewn logs taken from the original structure. Those who traveled long distances to attend the gatherings here, usually held in later summer, spent two to three weeks in brush arbors during the early period and in cabins during later years.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 1A-139.)
 
Location. 36° 20.897′ N, 82° 32.508′ W. Marker is in Jonesborough, Tennessee, in Washington County. Marker is on Gray Station Sulphur Springs Road (Tennessee Route 75) north of Bayless Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the east side of the highway, on the Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1432 Gray Station Sulphur Springs Road, Jonesborough TN 37659, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of
Sulphur Springs Camp Marker (<i>wide view looking north along Gray Station Sulphur Springs Road</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2019
2. Sulphur Springs Camp Marker (wide view looking north along Gray Station Sulphur Springs Road)
this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sulphur Springs Campground (here, next to this marker); Jonesboro: Oldest Town in Tennessee (approx. 5 miles away); Alfred Eugene Jackson (approx. 5.2 miles away); Fiddlin’ Charlie Bowman (approx. 5.2 miles away); First Abolition Publications (approx. 5.3 miles away); Christopher Taylor House (approx. 5.3 miles away); Chester Inn (approx. 5.3 miles away); State Seal (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jonesborough.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds
 
Also see . . .  Brief History of Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Grounds. The Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Site and Shed has played a significant role in the establishment and perpetuation of the United Methodist Church throughout this Southern Appalachian region of the United States. (Submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Sulphur Springs Camp Marker (<i>wide view; related marker and meeting shed in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2019
3. Sulphur Springs Camp Marker (wide view; related marker and meeting shed in background)
Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Shed (<i>southeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2019
4. Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Shed (southeast corner view)
Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Shed (<i>interior</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2019
5. Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Shed (interior)
Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Shed (<i>seating</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2019
6. Sulphur Springs Camp Meeting Shed (seating)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 12, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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