“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Benton in Saline County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

The Salem Campground

The Salem Campground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Bueche, June 3, 2017
1. The Salem Campground Marker
Inscription. In the early days of Saline County's history the settlers would gather here after the crops had been "laid by" for rest, relaxation, and to give thanks to The Lord. The early meetings were held under brush arbors lighted bu pine knots and included daily preaching and singing services. The Salem Camp Meetings were first organized soon after 1830. Annual meetings have been held continuously on this hallowed spot since 1867. During its history many renowned ministers of Methodism have inspired those attending with their great preaching.
Erected 1976 by Saline County Bicentennial Commitee.
Location. 34° 37.738′ N, 92° 33.663′ W. Marker is in Benton, Arkansas, in Saline County. Marker is on Salem Road. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Salem United Methodist Church. Marker is in this post office area: Salem AR 72576, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 11th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Niloak Pottery (approx. 3.8 miles away); De Soto Trail (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Benton Courier (approx. 4.6 miles away); Saline County in the Civil War (approx. 4.7 miles away); Saline County's Everlasting Tribute (approx. 4.7 miles away); Saline County Revolutionary War Soldiers (approx. 4.7 miles away); Saline County Records (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Cody Lynn Berry of Benton, Arkansas. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Cody Lynn Berry of Benton, Arkansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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