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Near McDonough in Henry County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)

Shingleroof Campground

Shingleroof Campground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, March 1, 2008
1. Shingleroof Campground Marker
Inscription.  Shortly after this section of land in Henry County was ceded to the State of Georgia by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1823, camp meetings were held here under brush arbors. In 1831, 100¼ acres of land was purchased by the Trustees of the Methodist Campmeeting Ground for the sum of $280.00. It became known as Shingleroof in 1873 when the brush arbors were replaced by “tents” with wooden shingle roofs. In 1861-65, it served as the mustering ground and staging area for Confederate troops and later for their reunions. Competitive church groups singing for awards held day long Sunday School Celebrations here in the 1890's and early 1900's. From its founding, the campground has served not only as an ecumenical gathering place, but also as a site for family reunions and civic activities. Shingleroof is among the oldest active campgrounds in the State of Georgia.
Erected 1981 by Georgia Department of Natural Resources. (Marker Number 075-9.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion
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War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
Location. 33° 29.152′ N, 84° 8.655′ W. Marker is near McDonough, Georgia, in Henry County. Marker is at the intersection of Decatur Road (Georgia Route 155) and Shingle Roof Drive, on the right when traveling south on Decatur Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McDonough GA 30253, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Right Wing at McDonough (approx. 2.1 miles away); Henry County (approx. 2.6 miles away); McDonough Square (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Brown House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ola Schoolhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); Detached Cookhouse (approx. 3.3 miles away); McDonough Public Library (approx. 3.3 miles away); Clements Log Cabin (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McDonough.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,786 times since then and 84 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 19, 2008, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 3, 2023