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Near Jonesville in Lee County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground

 
 
Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
1. Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground Marker
Inscription.  This camp ground was established in 1810 as a place for religious services for the Methodists of Lee County on lands given by Elkanah Wynn. In June, 1827, Rev. Abraham Still, Daniel Dickenson, George Morris, Evans Peery, Henry Thompson, Elkanah Wynn and James Woodward were appointed trustees; the present auditorium was built in 1827-28. The massive oak columns were hewn by Henry Woodward, David Orr, Robert Wynn and Rev. Joseph Haskew.
 
Erected 1940 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number K-9.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1827.
 
Location. 36° 40.919′ N, 83° 8.641′ W. Marker is near Jonesville, Virginia, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Daniel Boone Trail (U.S. 58) and County Road T-652, on the right when traveling west on Daniel Boone Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jonesville VA 24263, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doctor Still’s Birthplace (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Doctor Still’s Birthplace
Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
2. Jonesville Methodist Camp Ground Marker
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(approx. 0.9 miles away); Jonesville (approx. 1˝ miles away); Thompson Settlement Church (approx. 5 miles away); Lee County Virginia / Tennessee (approx. 7.3 miles away); Pennington Gap (approx. 8.4 miles away); Carter’s Raid (approx. 9˝ miles away in Tennessee).
 
Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
3. Methodist Church
Auditorium image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
4. Auditorium
National and State Register Plaques on Milstone image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 5, 2010
5. National and State Register Plaques on Milstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 21, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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