Antioch Camp Meeting

Antioch Camp Meeting (HMOYC)

Location: Frankford, DE 19945 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 31.891', W 75° 14.136'

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A " Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church was established in this area by the 1830's. The first church was purchased in 1857. On February 28, 1890 land was purchased at this site for the purpose of construction of a new church. Annual camp meetings were soon established. Known as "Big Camp"or "Frankford Camp", people traveled from miles around to attend. Covered wagons were used for shelter prior to the construction of wooden "tents". Cooking was done in large iron containers called "hogkilling pots". Light was provided by "firestands" prior to the use of electricity. Visitors ate at the "Boarding House" and "Confectionery". Worship services were held in the "Bower", a covered meeting place in the center of the grounds. Many of the original buildings were destroyed by fire in 1943.
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HM NumberHMOYC
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Marker NumberSC-93
Placed ByThe Delaware Public Archives
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 479465 N 4264816
Decimal Degrees38.53151667, -75.23560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 31.891', W 75° 14.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 31' 53.46" N, 75° 14' 8.16" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 194 Clayton Ave, Frankford DE 19945, US
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