Kirkland Grove Campground

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Kirkland Grove Campground
Kirkland Grove Campground main pavilion.jpg
Campground overview with the Tabernacle
Kirkland Grove Campground is located in Virginia
Kirkland Grove Campground
Kirkland Grove Campground is located in the United States
Kirkland Grove Campground
LocationVA 779, 1.6 mi. S of Heathsville, near Heathsville, Virginia
Coordinates37°54′02″N 76°29′9″W / 37.90056°N 76.48583°W / 37.90056; -76.48583Coordinates: 37°54′02″N 76°29′9″W / 37.90056°N 76.48583°W / 37.90056; -76.48583
Area23.5 acres (9.5 ha)
Built1892 (1892)
Built byWilliam Dandridge Cockrell
NRHP reference No.92001391[1]
VLR No.066-0089
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 15, 1992
Designated VLRDecember 11, 1991[2]

Kirkland Grove Campground is a historic Baptist campground located near Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia. It was established in 1892, and was the site of week-long religious services. The main building is the great Tabernacle, built in 1892. It measures 90 feet square and supported by timber columns supporting a standing seam metal hipped roof. The roof has four square tiers rising from the center, each tier growing smaller toward the top. The two other contributing buildings are the Camper's Tent and Preacher's Tent, both built in 1892. The property continues to be used for church meetings, revivals, reunions, and youth camp activities.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013.
  3. ^ Patricia Nolan Weeks (December 1990). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kirkland Grove Campground" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources. and Accompanying photo