“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Summit in Pike County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Felder Campground

Felder Campground Marker image. Click for full size.
August 25, 2018
1. Felder Campground Marker
Inscription. Established in 1843 by eight founders at Gatlin's Camp Ground on the Bogue Chitto River, Felder Campground is among the oldest religious camp meeting sites in the United States. Also known as Otapasso or Topisaw, the camp meeting is named for John and Martha Felder, who deeded the land to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South in 1874. Additional land from the McEwen family was added in 1921, 1965, and 2003. The current tabernacle was rebuilt in 1881. In 2018, Felder Campground celebrated its 175th anniversary.
Erected 2017 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 31° 19.097′ N, 90° 19.156′ W. Marker is in Summit, Mississippi, in Pike County. Marker is on Campground Road east of State Highway 590/571, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1014 Campground Road, Summit MS 39666, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Col. Preston Brent (approx. 2 miles away); Bogue Chitto Church (approx. 3.4 miles away); Site of Ruth School (approx. 4.2 miles away); War of 1812, Pike County (approx. 7.9
Felder Campground Marker image. Click for full size.
August 25, 2018
2. Felder Campground Marker
miles away); Creation of Pike County (approx. 8 miles away); Peabody School (approx. 9 miles away); Grierson's Raid 1863 (approx. 9.1 miles away); Summit Street (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summit.
Also see . . .  Felder's Campmeeting Homepage. (Submitted on September 4, 2018.)
Categories. Churches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 131 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2018.
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