Shady Grove is a United Methodist Campground church meeting grounds. Similar to the Cypress and Indian Field sights. However Shady Grove was founded after the Civil War in 1870. The others are older, from the late 1700’s.
As with other Methodist Campgrounds meetings (revivals) are still held each year.
Shady Grove is on land given to a group of newly freed African American slaves in exchange for help harvesting a rice plantation.
Shady Grove has a history of troubles. In 1958, 1969, and 1978 the buildings were destroyed by fire. In 1991 the camp was rebuilt and is now the largest of their kind.
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The Methodist Campgrounds have been the source for numerous articles here.
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