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South Hill in Mecklenburg County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Salem Chapel

 
 
Salem Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
1. Salem Chapel Marker
Inscription.  A mile south is the site of Salem Chapel, one of the pioneer Methodist churches of the state. Of it Francis Asbury wrote, "the best house we have in the country part of Virginia." There he held four sessions of the Virginia Annual conference: November, 1795; April, 1798; March, 1802; April, 1804. The building was burned about 1870.
 
Erected 1934 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-70.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Francis Asbury, Traveling Methodist Preacher, and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 17, 1802.
 
Location. 36° 43.49′ N, 78° 8.04′ W. Marker is in South Hill, Virginia, in Mecklenburg County. Marker is at the intersection of West Danville Street (U.S. 1) and Goodes Ferry Road, on the left when traveling south on West Danville Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Hill VA 23970, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies.
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South Hill (approx. ¼ mile away); Mecklenburg County Training School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of La Crosse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Mecklenburg County / Brunswick County (approx. 5.7 miles away); Broadnax (approx. 6.4 miles away); Brunswick County / Mecklenburg County (approx. 6½ miles away); Brunswick County, Virginia (approx. 6½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in South Hill.
 
W Danville St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 18, 2010
2. W Danville St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 623 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 19, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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