Plan Your Trip: Cattle Creek Methodist Campground

Where is Cattle Creek Methodist Campground located?
Address: 122 Cattle Creek Road, Rowesville, SC 29133
GPS Coordinates: 33.321749,-80.751399
What else should I see?
Summers Cemetery 0.4 mile
UFO Welcome Center 7.1 miles
Sardis Methodist Church 8.5 miles
Branchville Freight Depot 9.8 miles
Cattle Creek Methodist Campground Map

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  1. Hello. We used to have our family reunions there at Cattle Creek. Loved it and haven’t thought about it in years. My name is Christopher Nettles and my father was Parker Nettles. Memories is priceless.

  2. Forgot to mention, and yes I made photos of the “tents” that were destroyed, my brother (Allen Newsome) and I went there when they were all busy doing all the repairs and rebuilding. I also donated to the building and repairs. Most of my “Dukes” and “Summers” relatives are buried there in the cemetery, including my grandfather, Jacob Thomas Dukes, and grandmother, Julia Estell McAlhany Dukes.

  3. My great-great-grandfather, George Summers, Jr., gave the land for the Cattle Creek Methodist Camp Ground, many years ago; as a child I often attended with my family, and slept on the upstairs white sheets spread over the hay. I have a copy of the original deed. His great-granddaughter, Mrs. Florrie Summers, sent me a copy many years ago; she is now deceased. These pictures are just great, thanks for posting. Sure would like to use at least one for my genealogy records. May I have your permission?

    Colleen Newsome Jolly
    289 Smoak Street
    Bamberg, SC 29003

  4. First time visiting your site. Cattle Creek pictures brought back childhood memories of staying here with my Grandma Fanny Metts and family.

  5. I love history and I wish that I could help support SCIWAY and the South Carolina Picture Project. I take pictures myself, but I can’t find anyone to develop my film for me so that I can scan them to post them on your pages. I just shared your photos of Cattle Creek Methodist Church a couple of weeks ago, and I just was heartbroken to see someone destroy history with arson of the historic site. I hope the law finds whoever did this and makes them serve the rest of their life in prison for such acts. I published these pictures on my Facebook page, “Homesteader’s Exchange.” Please do not remove the pictures off of my page as I am trying to share the past history. Thank you for sharing your pictures with me, Brandon Coffey and everyone else.

    • Hello Thomas, you are free to share posts like you did because it still includes the original source. It broke our hearts to hear the tragic news of the tents being destroyed as well. These places are special but vulnerable at the same time. Thankfully they are documented here, but it still does tug at our heart strings. Do you happen to have a local Sam’s Club in your area? They still develop rolls of film inexpensively in an hour if you’re a member. If not, there are still places online that will allow for you to send in your film to be processed. I hope this helps! Thanks for your support of the South Carolina Picture Project!

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