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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.
Photographed 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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cheriton VA 23316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this
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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. ¾ mile away); Town Fields (approx. 1.2 miles away); Home of First Settler (approx. 2.8 miles away); Home of the First Settler (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gingaskin Indian Reservation (approx. 3.1 miles away); Historic Northampton County Court Bell (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cheriton.
 
Salem Methodist Church Marker looking north along US 13 near Cobb Station Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, October 15, 2011
2. Salem Methodist Church Marker looking north along US 13 near Cobb Station Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 4, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on October 23, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.

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