Camp Meeting, Old Salem Church

Laurel County


This crowd scene is possibly a camp meeting or revival meeting associated with the old Salem Church in Laurel County. Many years ago crowds like this could be found at annual graveyard meetings in Eastern Kentucky. Still today, many Kentuckians gather at their family cemeteries to remember lost loved ones, hear some old-time preaching, enjoy fellowship with friends and family, and to have dinner- on-the-ground. (Photo courtesy of Gayle Johnson Hill, 8446 N. Dixie HWY. Bonnieville, KY 42713; [email protected])