A prayer meeting was begun in August 1858 in this town by three people that increased greatly in size. Well over 100 people were saved through these meetings. Then in November 1859 began 'a most decided, deep, widespread, long-continued awakening'. A few young converts from Hellensborough lit the fire. Almost immediately around 40 young men gave their lives to the Lord. In the spring of 1861 the movement went wider, extending to all classes. Nearly all congregations in the town were impacted.
From Tom Lennie's 'Scotland Ablaze', page 94.