Shady Grove Campground (Established 1870)

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The Shady Grove, also known as “Black Paradise” to the first campers who worshipped there, has held its camp meeting the third week of October since 1870 with the exception of 1918 because of the influenza pandemic.

 The history of the campground indicates that rice plantation owner S.M. Knight asked ex-slave Ceaser Wolfe for his help in gathering the rice crop in exchange for a parcel of land that could be used for worship services.