Stevenson Camp Grounds
“August 1. - The Camp meeting on the Stevenson Camp-grounds at this place is meeting with splendid success. The Rev. Thos. Harrison, the Boy Evangelist, has charge of the meeting the past two days, and the audience has swelled to splendid proportions. More than twenty-five hundred were on the grounds to-day. Mr. Harrison was ably assisted by a score of eminent ministers of the M. E. Church. Professor Bristow, of Covington, has charge of the music. Mr. Harrison remains over Sunday.”
Cincinnati Enquirer, August 5, 1881
“August6. - We have on the grounds a grand upright Fisher piano, kindly furnished by Messrs. D. H. Baldwin & Co., and a cornet. Professor Bristow has charge of the organ while his wife presides at the piano, and Mr. F. Sargent, of Cincinnati, who accompanies. Thos. Harrison performs elegantly on cornet. We have also a grand choir, and we have singing and music that is par excellence. We wish more Cincinnatians would come out and enjoy our most excellent camp-meeting. Rev. Garrison says he knows that God directed him to come to this meeting. He had several other invitations but declined them to come here. Large Crowds will be here tomorrow, Sunday. about three thousand people were present yesterday.
“The grounds were beautifully arranged, and the water which supplies the camp meeting is forced up a hill some three thousand feet. There is a telephone on the grounds which connects with New Columbus and other places. Excursion trains will be run to-day.”
Excerpted from the Cincinnati Enquirer, August 6,1881.
“The third annual camp-meeting at Stevenson Camp Ground, Corinth, Grant county, Ky., Cincinnati Southern Railroad, held by the authority of the Kentucky Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, will take place from July 25 to August 5. Dr. Tudor of St. Louis, Mo., assisted by a corps of eminent divines, will be present during the entire encampment. On Wednesday and Thursday, August 1 and 2, Rev. T. DeWitt Talmadge, of New York, will be present and deliver discourses.”
from Covington's Daily Commonwealth, July 19, 1883.