Cane Ridge, Kentucky
1801 Cane Ridge Revival, 1st Major Camp Meeting
Major step in the Second great awakening
Organized by a Presbyterian pastor, thousands came for religious reasons as well as to gamble and socialize. 1800’s Woodstock. A critic once said as many souls were conceived that day as saved. Ecumenical in nature, but later the Presbyterian church was not supportive of these types of camp meetings. But Methodist and Baptist took up the idea and thrived from it.