“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Cookeville in Putnam County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)

Old Salem Methodist Church

South, one mile

Old Salem Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deanna Lack, July 10, 2014
1. Old Salem Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Isaac Buck organized this church, one of the oldest in the County in 1820. Before the Civil War the site was a famous camp meeting ground. When Putnam County was permanently established in 1854, courts met in the old log church, and militia mustered outside. The present structure was built in 1925
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion.
Location. 36° 9.191′ N, 85° 28.599′ W. Marker is in Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of Neal Street and Spring Street, on the right when traveling east on Neal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cookeville TN 38501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Buck's College (approx. 0.9 miles away); Capshaw School (approx. one mile away); Israel Putnam (approx. 1.4 miles away); Site of WHUB Radio's First Studios (approx. 1.4 miles away); Veterans Statue (approx. 1˝ miles away); Putnam County Courthouses (approx. 1˝ miles away); Town Spring
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(approx. 1.6 miles away); Steam Tractor 1886 (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cookeville.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 5 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 11, 2014, by Deanna Lack of Sparta, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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