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Antioch Camp Meeting

 
 
Antioch Camp Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
1. Antioch Camp Meeting Marker
Inscription. A " Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was established in this area by the 1830's. The first church was purchased in 1857. On February 28, 1890 land was purchased at this site for the purpose of construction of a new church. Annual camp meetings were soon established. Known as “Big Camp”or “Frankford Camp”, people traveled from miles around to attend. Covered wagons were used for shelter prior to the construction of wooden “tents”. Cooking was done in large iron containers called “hogkilling pots”. Light was provided by “firestands” prior to the use of electricity. Visitors ate at the “Boarding House” and “Confectionery”. Worship services were held in the “Bower”, a covered meeting place in the center of the grounds. Many of the original buildings were destroyed by fire in 1943.
 
Erected by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-93.)
 
Location. 38° 31.891′ N, 75° 14.136′ W. Marker is in Frankford, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Clayton Avenue (County Route 401), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located just north of County Road 356. Marker is in this post office area: Frankford DE 19945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Antioch Camp Meeting Marker, seen looking north along Clayton Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
2. Antioch Camp Meeting Marker, seen looking north along Clayton Avenue
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Frankford United Methodist Church (approx. one mile away); Prince George's Chapel (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dagsboro (approx. 1.2 miles away); Baltimore Hundred (approx. 2.5 miles away); Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); Blackwater Presbyterian Church (approx. 4.1 miles away); John McCabe (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
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Antioch Camp Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
3. Antioch Camp Meeting Marker
African Methodist Episcopal Church, Antioch Camp Meeting, today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
4. African Methodist Episcopal Church, Antioch Camp Meeting, today
Antioch Camp Meeting Marker, at right image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 14, 2010
5. Antioch Camp Meeting Marker, at right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 757 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 28, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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