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Cheriton in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salem Methodist Church

 
 
Salem Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, April 20, 2008
1. Salem Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. 1.8 miles east of here stood Salem Methodist Church (1836-1918), scene of the initial violence resulting from the schism between northern and southern Methodists in 1846. A northern circuit preacher was dragged from the pulpit by members of the congregation. The building burned in 1870 and was replaced. Salem was the mother church of congregations on Cheriton and Oyster and five Eastern Shore Methodist ministers.
 
Erected 1983 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number WY 3.)
 
Location. 37° 18.593′ N, 75° 57.699′ W. Marker is in Cheriton, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of US 13 and Cobb Station Road (County Route 636), on the right when traveling north on US 13. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheriton VA 23316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stratton Manor (a few steps from this marker); Eyre Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Tidewater Institute (approx. mile away); Towne Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away); Home of the First Settler
Salem Methodist Church Marker looking north along US 13 near Cobb Station Road image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Salem Methodist Church Marker looking north along US 13 near Cobb Station Road
(approx. 2.8 miles away); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away); Northampton County Veteran's Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cheriton.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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