— Battle Ground College —Left Side Text
In 1874, the Methodist Church converted the site into a gathering place for Methodists from around the state. They "...hoped to supply a pleasant place where parents could afford a few weeks of change of scene and air in the summertime, to their children, at a small outlay." The first camp meeting was held in the woods in 1874 and in subsequent years, a tabernacle, cottages, dining hall, swimming pool, and retreat center were added to accommodate the summer camps. The site was used for that purpose up until the late 1960s before being sold to the Tippecanoe County Park & Recreation Board in 1974.
Upper Right Text
Construction of the first cottages began in 1875. By 1917, 55 cottages were in use. In the late 1960's and 1970's the cottages were torn down. Several cottages were moved and are residences in Battle Ground.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:19pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16T E 513242 N 4484006|
|Decimal Degrees||40.50666667, -86.84370000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 30.4', W 86° 50.622'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 30' 24.00" N, 86° 50' 37.32" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 103 Battleground Ave, West Lafayette IN 47906, US|
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