Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground

Poplar Springs Methodist Camp Ground (HMHL6)

Location: Canon, GA 30520 Franklin County
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N 34° 20.183', W 83° 9.063'

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Camp meetings have been held here each year, from 1832,except four years during the War Between the States. The 50-acre plot, "extending one-half mile in every direction from the preacher's stand," was purchased by from Daniel and Jacob Groover for $25 by William Hammons, John F. Wilson, George Shell, John B. Wade, Dennis Phillips, Thomas King and Rev. Nelson Osborne, Trustees. The first meeting, August 1832, was held under a brush arbor with 30 tents on the ground. Women were seated on one side of the arbor; men on the other. John W. Osborne, appointed usher, served at every meeting until his death in 1914.
HM NumberHMHL6
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number059-5
Year Placed1957
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 11:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 302124 N 3801550
Decimal Degrees34.33638333, -83.15105000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 20.183', W 83° 9.063'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 20' 10.98" N, 83° 9' 3.78" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 29 New Franklin Church Rd, Canon GA 30520, US
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