Notes About the Rock Springs Article

In Joe Beason's journal, in which he made daily entries from 1886 until 1929, there were several references to Rock Springs Campground.

Oct. 9, 1886: "...went to camp meeting to Rock Springs"
Oct. 10, 1886, "...went back to camp meeting".
Oct. 8, 1887, "...put in ferry, went to camp meeting at Rock Springs"
Oct. 9, 1887, "...went back to camp meeting"

He also mentioned attending in 1888, 1893, 1894, 1896, 1897 and 1898.

It was obvious this was not far from his home out on the Boiling Springs Road, for he would go and return in the same day. We wondered where this campground was located. We found the answer in a 1930 Forest City Courier. The article says it was located "about a mile east of Floyd's Creek Church," which puts it on Ferry Road, not far from R. R. Haynes' old homeplace.