Newport in Campbell County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Salem U. M. Church History
1848 Newport Mission Organized by Mr. Peter Becker
1854 Brick Structure Erected on Seventh and Orchard Streets
1882 Existing Structure Erected at 8th and York Streets 1986 March 10 Church Damaged by Tornado
1987 Sold to Footlighters Theatre Group
Erected 1987 by Salem United Methodist Church Historical Fund.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1847.
Location. 39° 5.312′ N, 84° 29.576′ W. Marker is in Newport, Kentucky, in Campbell County. Marker is at the intersection of York Street (U.S. 27) and West 8th Street, on the right when traveling south on York Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 802 York Street, Newport KY 41071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Newport ~~ War of 1812 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campbell County, Kentucky World War II Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dr. Thomas Hinde (approx. 0.4 miles away); “H-Bomb” Ferguson St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Howat House (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Tommygun” Inventor (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Fick House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Regarding Salem U. M. Church History. After it lost its steeple in the 1986 tornado, the church merged with Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Newport. Footlighters now operates the Stained Glass Theatre out of the former church.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 3. submitted on June 18, 2021.