My family has owned a “tent” all my life at Pleasant Grove Campground and I am 47 years old. I LOVE IT THERE! As a matter of fact that is where I got married almost 25 years ago and my daughter is planning on getting married there one day also. My oldest son has even expressed an interest in getting married there. There is nothing like Campmeeting!
I too spent many years, all my growing up in Monroe years, at Camp-meeting. But try to explain this to someone who has never experienced it and they look at you like you have two heads when you say tents. Those are some of my best childhood memories. Trips to the stand for popsicles and candy, running freely because you could and were safe. Everyone knew you or your family. Many cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents. I will never forget how great the fresh shavings smelled, used for flooring and removed each year and replaced with fresh ones. And the smells of my grandmother, mother and aunts cooking the most amazing meals of all the fresh vegetables. The ice box, with real block ice delivered, the sweet tea poured over that ice that was chipped with an ice pick. No tea ever tasted that good. The best sleep with the whirling sound of the fans and the best sleep with the outside sounds. You had to have been there. I was so lucky to have experienced this.
I have to say, I am thirteen and every year of campmeeting, I have my birthday. Campmeeting is truely a blessing to all that come and fellowship. There is only one thing I do not like about this film. If you have never been there, you have no clue what the stand looks like and that my family’s tent is not included into this short video. I smell the good grandma’s food cooking right now and all the kids laughing at the swings. Hope all will come and fellowship!
My mom and dad own a “tent” at Pleasant Grove Campground. We love going out there throughout the year! And Campmeeting is my most favorite time of the year! I’m so glad someone captured this on film! Great job Scott!!!!!
My family has owned a tent there most of their life. I’ve never missed going out there in the summer since I was born. It is one of the major perks of my summer each year. The week out there is always very uplifting and spiritually fulfilling. I highly recommend going one year. I always begins the third Sunday in July and ends that next Sunday. I hope to see you there!
Very interesting. I study my Brown/Hamilton family of Anson/Union/Mecklenburg NC. This week I recieved the “Heritage of Union County” through interlibrary loan & pg 70 has a brief history of Pleasant Grove and photo of the “arbor pavillion”. One of the original trustees, Archibald Brown, was my ggg gf born abt 1790 Scotland and died 1837 Macon Co. Al. I descend from his sister Jennet Brown Hamilton and his son James Fletcher Brown. My gedcom for this family can be found at rootsweb.com, worldconnect, search family trees=Archibald M. Brown died 1837.
Does anyone have any information on Mary C. “Polly” Baker b. about 1832 and/or her daughter Penelope “NeppI” Baker b. about 1860 in this area of Union County. I believe Polly’s parents were Jacob and Ester Baker who are buried in the campground cemetary. They lived here until the 1890′s and returned often for the summer camp meetings with my grandparents, John F. Mangum/Mangrum and Martha Baker Mangrum. Pollys headstone (she died in 1909) indicated that she joined the Methodist Church at age 9. Are there any records of births or marriages somewhere for this church/campground?
To connect with families involved with Pleasant Grove Campmeeting, you best bet is to join the Facebook group “Pleasant Grove Campmeeting, Mineral Springs, NC.” Post to that discussion board and you will likely find many willing to help.
Camp Meeting Revival Week begins on the THIRD Sunday of July and ends with Big Sunday on the FOURTH Sunday of July. This year – 2009 – the dates are July 19 – 26. Additionally, there will be a Gospel Singing on Saturday, July 18 from 7 PM – 9 PM.
A list of services and preachers can be found on the website and Facebook group.
To whom it may concern: I work for Parks Heating & Cooling who is doing work for the Steve Nash Co. about installing & start up an Hvac system there on the property for Tent 34. Could you please provide us with a mailing or physical address for the campground? We are unable to track the work done in our system without an address. Thank you.
Tammi/Service Dept./Parks Heating & Cooling.
ive been going to this place for 31 years now, ill be 32 in december. Its amazing how peopl efind that this place is so strange. Stop by and say hey we welcome all visitors. We might even offer you some ice tea or some hot food. 7/18-7/24 every year.