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Greenville in Hunt County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Harrell Camp Ground

(1 mi. West)

 
 
Harrell Camp Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
1. Harrell Camp Ground Marker
Inscription.  

One of first religious sites in Hunt County. Influential for 50 years. Cabins and brush arbor built in 1850s by early settler Richard Harrell (1813-1895).

Methodist gospel services drew people here from many counties, in summers while crops grew and work was slack. With milch cows, cook stoves, bedding, wash tubs, water barrels, families forded Sabine River to camp for weeks. Children and adults sang hymns, studied scriptures, listened to sermons - diversions in hard and lonely lives. In months between camp meetings, passing travelers often were sheltered in camp.
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7801.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
Location. 33° 14.638′ N, 96° 10.287′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Texas, in Hunt County. Marker is on U.S. 69 (Highway 69) north of Highway 1083, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4359 US-69, Greenville TX 75401, 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
Harrell Camp Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jesse Nelsen, January 2, 2021
2. Harrell Camp Ground Marker
. Kingston Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birthplace of Audie Murphy (approx. 0.8 miles away); Central National Road of The Republic of Texas (approx. 2.6 miles away); Audie Murphy (approx. 3.4 miles away); White Rock Community (approx. 3˝ miles away); White Rock Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); White Rock Baptist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Birthplace of Mack Harrell (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2021, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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