Near Toomsuba in Lauderdale County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Salem Baptist Church and Cemetery
Located in the area formerly known as Alamucha, Salem Baptist Church was established in 1838. This settlement was also the site of the Alamucha Academy which opened in 1840. A number of the church's members served in Co. E, 13th Mississippi Infantry, the "Alamucha Infantry", many of whom are buried in the cemetery in unmarked graves. Salem Baptist Church and cemetery, one of the oldest congregations in Lauderdale County, are among the last remnants of the original settlement.
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
Location. 32° 22.628′ N, 88° 25.813′ W. Marker is near Toomsuba, Mississippi, in Lauderdale County. Marker is at the intersection of Kewanee Road and Salem Church Road, on the right when traveling north on Kewanee Road. The marker is located in front of the church. Touch for map. Marker Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Pigford Cemetery (approx. 5.2 miles away); 31st Infantry Division Memorial Highway (approx. 6˝ miles away); Lauderdale Springs Confederate-Union Cemetery (approx. 9.9 miles away); History of York / The Coleman Center (approx. 10.8 miles away in Alabama); York Veterans War Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away in Alabama); Lauderdale Springs C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away); Old Marion Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away); Line 32° 28´ North Latitude (approx. 12.7 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Toomsuba.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.