The story of two camp meetings, Indian Field and neighboring Shady Grove, is the story of the role religion has played in the shaping of rural life in the Lowcountry. The earliest camp meetings were affiliated with the Methodist church, although many other denominations used such gatherings to establish permanent congregations. The camp meeting soon became a wide-spread institution within American Christianity.

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The story of two camp meetings, Indian Field and neighboring Shady Grove, is the story of the role religion has played in the shaping of rural life in the Lowcountry. The earliest camp meetings were...