Cross Keys in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1994 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number SC 98.)
Location. 38° 33.504′ N, 75° 22.031′ W. Marker is in Cross Keys, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Carey Camp Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Located between Cross Keys Road and Atkins Court. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carey's Camp (a few steps from this marker); Gumboro Hundred Godwin's School - District #190 (approx. 3.1 miles away); Bethany United Methodist Church (approx. 3.2 miles away); Westwoods Methodist Church (approx. 3˝ miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jones Cemetery (approx. 4.3 miles away); Trinity Methodist Church (approx. 4˝ miles away).
Regarding Carey's Camp. National Register of Historic Places:
Carey's Camp Meeting Ground ** (added 1973 - - #73000557)
♦ Historic Significance: Event
♦ Area of Significance: Religion, Social History
♦ Period of Significance: 1875-1899
♦ Historic Function: Domestic, Religion
♦ Current Function: Domestic, Religion
Current Sub-function: Camp
1. Carey's Camp
was established in 1888 as a Methodist camp meeting near Millsboro, Delaware. Traditionally occupied for two weeks in August for prayer and religious instruction, the camp is composed of 47 wood cabins (called "tents") in an oval around a tabernacle. As with many such
Tents are usually owned by families, although a few tents, such as the preacher's, are owned by the camp committee. A boarding tent with six sleeping rooms offers food, and a confectionery is located outside the circle. At the center of the circle is the tabernacle. Originally a long shed, two arms were added to make it cruciform in shape, with three arms used for seating while a fourth serves as a chancel. Hinged panels open to allow a view into the tabernacle from outside. Benches outside accommodate overflow. (Wikipedia entry)
— Submitted October 24, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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