Zoom in Camp meetings were held in this grove of towering oaks on the banks of the Corrotoman River beginning in 1893, and people traveled to revivals by boat from all over the Chesapeake Bay. A quarter mile long pier extended to deep water so steamboats and hundreds of smaller boats could tie up alongside as up to a 1,000 people strolled the pier in their finery. Tents first, then cottages were built among the oaks using a tent-style architecture that has been locally copied, and the now, private homes, and grounds are cherished by owners and the community.
Tent style architecture at Wharton's Grove.
A picture taken in the year 2000.
Wharton's Grove pier.
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