Shady Grove Camp Ground

Shady Grove Camp Ground (HMSE2)

Location: St George, SC 29477 Dorchester County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 16.594', W 80° 35.769'

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(Front text)
This camp ground, established about 1870, is the largest of 4 Methodist camp grounds in Dorchester County. Tradition holds that Ceasar Wolfe and a group of former slaves, caught in a storm, stopped in a grove here for shelter. Rice planter S.M. Knight asked them to help harvest his fields, and after they did so he gave them this spot as a place of worship. They named it Shady Grove.
(Reverse text)
The group first met under a brush arbor but later built "tents," the rough -hewn cabins typical of church camp grounds. The first tents burned in 1958 and were replaced; fires also occurred in 1969 and 1976. The "tabernacle" here is the centrally-located shelter where services are in session ending the fourth Sunday in October. A trumpet call on a ceremonial horn opens the meeting.
HM NumberHMSE2
Marker Number18-15
Year Placed2010
Placed ByThe Upper Dorchester County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 9:24am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 537607 N 3682020
Decimal Degrees33.27656667, -80.59615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 16.594', W 80° 35.769'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 16' 35.64" N, 80° 35' 46.14" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600 Co Rd S-18-646, St George SC 29477, US
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