Sandy Springs Camp Ground / Confederate Muster Ground

Sandy Springs Camp Ground / Confederate Muster Ground (HM6XS)

Location: Pendleton, SC 29670 Anderson County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 35.846', W 82° 44.759'

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Sandy Springs Camp Ground:
This Methodist camp ground named for the large spring nearby, dates to 1828, when a fifteen-acre site was purchased from Sampson Pope for $45. Early meetings were under a brush arbor until a central wooden shelter and cabins were built about 1838. Entire families participated in revival meetings held here for two weeks every September until the last camp meeting in 1897.

Confederate Muster Ground:
Col. James L. Orr's 1st Regt. S.C. Rifles (Orr's Rifles) was organized here on July 20, 1861, in a field adjoining the Sandy Springs camp ground. Ten companies — four from Pickens, three from Abbeville, two from Anderson, and one from Marion District — trained at Camp Pickens before serving first on the S.C. coast and then in Va. Veterans held annual reunions here for many years.
HM NumberHM6XS
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series, and the South Carolina: Anderson County Historical Association/Society series.
Marker Number4-28
Year Placed1999
Placed ByAnderson County Historical Society and Palmetto Sharpshooters Camp No. 1428, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 4:10am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] JACQUELINE THOMPSON   
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 339890 N 3829786
Decimal Degrees34.59743333, -82.74598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 35.846', W 82° 44.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 35' 50.76" N, 82° 44' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-408 Milwee Creek Rd, Pendleton SC 29670, US
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