The Bush Meeting

The Bush Meeting (HM1ZW2)

Location: Kutztown, PA 19530 Berks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 31.086', W 75° 46.983'

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Shortly after the American Revolution revivalism struck the American frontier & kindled a new, totally American institution, the camp meeting. Born on the Southern frontier, the camp meeting soon invaded the Pa. Dutch Country where it was known as the bush meeting. Bush, to the Pa. Dutch, is wooded land. A small grove was cleared, a preaching stand or bush arbor was erected, & rows of benches were placed around it. Since participants camped in the surrounding woods the bush meeting provided both a religious inspiration & social gathering.
HM NumberHM1ZW2
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:53pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 433666 N 4485558
Decimal Degrees40.51810000, -75.78305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 31.086', W 75° 46.983'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 31' 5.16" N, 75° 46' 58.98" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Baldy Alley, Kutztown PA 19530, US
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