Hedding Campground was founded in 1863. During the 1862 camp meeting at Fowler’s Grove in South Newmarket, a committee, headed by Rev. James Thurston, was appointed to visit a grove in Epping that was owned by Ezra Barber. Mr. Barber was a prominent and devout Methodist, and the location had been recommended by President Elder Calvin Holman as being a suitable site. The search committee went to Epping and after making a thorough examination of the ground, decided unanimously to report in favor of the location. The committee then formed a circle on the bank near the spring and made a preliminary consecration of this place in a service of prayer and praise. This was the first religious service on the grounds.
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