Shingleroof Campmeeting


Ten Generations of Worship in the Pioneer  Tradition
Located in Henry County, Georgia U.S.A
Documented by Gene Morris Jr.
Henry County Historian
A Local Legacies Project Submitted to
The U.S. Library of Congress in 1999


Photo Gallery


Photo #11 above:  This faded picture is the only image found showing the Spring House at the Big Spring. The lady is Dorothy Elliott Paul and Onree Smith photographed her in 1944. The spring was covered and enclosed with palings to protect the water source and the food stored in the spring for refrigeration purposes in the days before running water and electricity came to Shingleroof. (Photo courtesy of Vicki Smith)  


Photo # 12.


Photo # 12 above:  This picture was made of J. W. and Laura Clark beside the Tabernacle on March 10, 1945. Their first date was at Campmeeting in 1942 on Sunday night. Note J.W.'s Navy uniform. They married on 5/11/46 and are a good example of a Campmeeting romance. They have been married over 50 years and have been tentholders since 1983. Also note the condition of the Tabernacle and the oldstyle pews. (Photo courtesy of Laura Clark)  


Photo # 13.


Photo # 13 above:  From earliest days, Shingleroof was the home to many people as well as animals, such as chickens, milk cows and horses. This early 1940's photo shows Saranell Morris riding down to the Big Spring with one of the boys who brought his horse. With the advent of automobiles horses were becoming a pleasure rather than a necessity. (Photo courtesy Saranell Morris Lewis)  


Photo # 14


Photo # 14 above:  This 1943 photograph shows Evelyn Cook Burnett sitting on a stump with the Old, Old Hotel in the background. Evelyn's family operated the Hotel, off and on for decades. (Photo courtesy of Evelyn Cook Burnett)  


Photo #15.


Photo # 15 above:  The front porch of the tent has always been the favorite gathering spot for socializing. This 1955 photograph of the Phillips Tent features the standard sawdust floor. Note the lady holding the "funeral home fan", these card board fans have wooden handles and generally feature a religious image on the front and a funeral home advertisement on the back. They are still the most common means of cooling off at the campground. The air circulation they generate affords some relief from the hot, sultry days of August in Georgia when heat and humidity are regularly in the 90's and not infrequently exceed 100 degrees. Those pictured are Cora Owen Phillips, Karon Phillips Swinney, Mary Nell Phillips Leitch and Barbara Ann Davis. (Photo courtesy of Martha Chick)  


revised April 26, 2005

Created by Scott Rowan    Copyright (c) June 01, 2000.  All Rights Reserved.