Shingleroof Campground

Shingleroof Campground (HM9FP)

Location: McDonough, GA 30252 Henry County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 29.152', W 84° 8.655'

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Shortly after this section of land in Henry County was ceded to the State of Georgia by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1823, campmeetings were held here under brush arbors. In 1831, 100 1/4 acres of land was purchased by the Trustees of the Methodist Campmeeting Ground for the sum of $280.00. It became known as Shingleroof in 1873 when the brush arbors were replaced by "tents" with wooden shingle roofs. In 1861-65, it served as the mustering ground and staging area for Confederate troops and later for their reunions. Competitive church groups singing for awards held day long Sunday School Celebrations here in the 1890 and early 1900. From its founding, the campground has served not only as an ecumenical gathering place, but also as a site for family reunions and civic activities. Shingleroof is among the oldest active campgrounds in the State of Georgia.
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HM NumberHM9FP
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
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Marker Number075-9
Year Placed1981
Placed ByGeorgia Department of Natural Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 12:21pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 765343 N 3708802
Decimal Degrees33.48586667, -84.14425000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 29.152', W 84° 8.655'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 29' 9.12" N, 84° 8' 39.30" W
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Area Code(s)404, 770, 678
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1305-1321 GA-155 N, McDonough GA 30252, US
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