Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Historic Preservation (MHP)


Planning, Development, and Preservation

Committee Member

Carter L. Hudgins, Committee Chair

Committee Member

Amalia T. Leifeste

Committee Member

Katherine S. Pemberton

Committee Member

Rachel C. Donaldson


This research study uses the investigative lens of spatial analysis as a means to understand nineteenth century camp meeting sites in South Carolina. Careful examination of the spatial organization of each site has given understanding as to how these places may have functioned and adapted through time. Additionally, this spatial study revealed patterns, relationships and trends that are deeply embedded within the organization of these historic places. With the uncovering these patterns, relationships and trends, the cultural, climatic and religious factors that influenced the design and organization of these early nineteenth century camp meetings is brought to life.