Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Campground

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Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Church Campground
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Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Campground is located in South Carolina
Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Campground
Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Campground is located in the US
Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Campground
Nearest city Lancaster, South Carolina
Coordinates 34°35′47″N 80°46′45″W / 34.59639°N 80.77917°W / 34.59639; -80.77917Coordinates: 34°35′47″N 80°46′45″W / 34.59639°N 80.77917°W / 34.59639; -80.77917
Area 7.4 acres (3.0 ha)
Built 1866
Architect Multiple
NRHP reference # 79002386[1]
Added to NRHP May 10, 1979

Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Church & Campground is a historic African Methodist Episcopal Zion church camp in Heath Springs, South Carolina, Lancaster County, South Carolina. It was established in 1866 and consists of a complex of approximately 55 small “cabins” or “tents” and the brick church of Mt. Carmel A.M.E. Zion Church is located in the general form of a rectangle. Mount Carmel A.M.E Zion Church Campmeeting starts every year on the first Wednesday in September, and last for 4–5 days. An “arbor,” or open-air structure, is located in the center of the complex, where music, gospel singing, praise and worship, preaching and teachings are held. People come to worship, fellowship, network, and eat food from as far as New York City, NY to Orlando, FL. There is also a section on the grounds for vendors. The majority of the cabins are small frame, some are two story cabins for larger families made from concrete block and wooden structures. Also on the property is the church cemetery.[2][3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ McNulty, Kappy; Julie Burr; Tanzella Gaither (January 15, 1978). "Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Church & Campground" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Mount Carmel A.M.E. Zion Church & Campground, Lancaster County (Cauthen's Crossroads vicinity)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 22 July 2012.