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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Staffordsville VA 24167, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 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);
Pulaski Giles Turnpike (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. Pulaski Giles Turnpike (facing north)
Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain (approx. 4.1 miles away); Giles County War Memorial (approx. 6½ miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers of Giles County (approx. 6½ miles away); Pearisburg (approx. 6½ miles away); Giles County Confederate Monument (approx. 6½ miles away); McClaugherty Mill Stone (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Staffordsville.
 
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 was last revised on February 4, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on July 5, 2011, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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