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Salem Methodist Church

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Salem Methodist Church Marker
Inscription. (Front text)
This church, founded by 1818, held its early services in a brush arbor; the first permanent sanctuary was built nearby. In 1848 Capt. J.D. Allen sold this 4-acre site to the trustees for $1.00. The present church, built soon afterwards, has been renovated several times since. The cemetery dates from 1856; its first burials were young children of Henry and Mary Ann Hartzog.
(Reverse text)
Four members later became ministers: Revs. Charles Wilson (1802-1873), Jeremiah W. Collins (1824-1880), Holland Nimmons McTyeire (1824-1889), and B.T. Huggins (1922-2008). McTyeire, born on a farm nearby, was a Methodist bishop from 1866 until his death but is best known as the father of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, which he founded in 1873.
 
Erected 2009 by The Historical Society of Bamberg County and the Frank J. and Lucy C. Hartzog Memorial Foundation, Inc. (Marker Number 5-13.)
 
Location. 33° 15.465′ N, 81° 12.758′ W. Marker is in Govan, South Carolina, in Bamberg County. Marker is at the intersection of Salem Church Road and Juniper Creek Road (South Carolina Highway 5-366), on the right when traveling west on Salem Church Road. Touch for map. Located 100
Salem Methodist Church Marker, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
2. Salem Methodist Church Marker, reverse side
yards west of State Road 5-27. Marker is in this post office area: Olar SC 29843, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hilda (approx. 2.2 miles away); Mountain Home Plantation (approx. 2.7 miles away); Olar S.C. (approx. 5.5 miles away); Voorhees College (approx. 5.9 miles away); AT&T Building (approx. 6 miles away); Denmark Depot (approx. 6.2 miles away); Solomon Blatt Highway (approx. 7.1 miles away); Pinewood Plantation (approx. 7.1 miles away).
 
Regarding Salem Methodist Church. Bamberg County Churches - Page Nine
Histories of Active Churches - Govan and Olar:

Salem United Methodist Church-1818
Surrounded by century-old oaks stands a bulwark of Methodism in Bamberg County, Salem United Methodist Church. Shepherded by itinerant preachers and circuit riders as early as the first quarter of the 1800s, generations of worshippers have met for more than a century and a half to evoke the blessings of Almighty God. As early as 1818 a congregation met under a brush arbor to hear the gospel proclaimed. Just how long this type of worship continued is unknown, since the record is not available, but the Centennial edition of the Southern Christian Advocate, June 24, 1937, stated
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
3. Salem Methodist Church
that Salem was organized in 1818. On the ledger of Daniel Charles Hartzog, who was born in 1797, the epitaph gives this information: “He joined the church in 1825 and lived a devoted Christian until death.” Also this church was the boyhood church of Bishop Holland Nimmons McTyeire. He was born in 1824 near Govan and always referred to Salem as his boyhood church. This first church structure was used until 1847 when it became inadequate for the growing congregation. It was sold to Mr. David Andrew Hutto who moved the building to his farm.
The deed and plat for the land upon which the second structure was built was recorded on January 3, 1848, in Book CC, Pages 154, 155, and 156. This document states that it was delivered to Daniel Hartzog on January 17, 1848. It was signed by “James M. Hutto, Depy. Survey [sic]” and verified by the statement: “Given under my hand this 24th day of December 1848.”
 
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4. Salem Methodist Church and Marker
Salem Methodist Church Marker, seen along Salem Church Road, looking west image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
5. Salem Methodist Church Marker, seen along Salem Church Road, looking west
Salem Methodist Church Marker, looking east image. Click for full size.
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6. Salem Methodist Church Marker, looking east
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7. Salem Methodist Church and Cemetery
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
8. Salem Methodist Church Cemetery
J.B. Hutto
Co. C
2 S.C. Arty.
C.S.A.
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
9. Salem Methodist Church Cemetery
B.R. Hutto
Co. H
17 S.C. Inf.
C.S.A.
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
10. Salem Methodist Church Cemetery
N.H. Collins
Co. B
2 S.C. Arty
C.S.A.
Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Confederate Veteran image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
11. Salem Methodist Church Cemetery, Confederate Veteran
James W. Collins
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
12. Salem Methodist Church Confederate Veteran
Lewis B. Rush
Gone but not forgotten.
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
13. Salem Methodist Church Confederate Veteran
George Hartzog
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
14. Salem Methodist Church Cemetery
William H Knight
Co E
2 Regt
SC Inf
Sp Am War
Nov. 22 1878
Nov 17 1960
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By Mike Stroud, May 30, 2010
15. Salem Methodist Church Cemetery Confederates
John Brooker Hartzog (l)  
       son of  
Daniel M. and Jamima Hartzog 
...fell mortally wounded  
on the Battle Field in the 
State of Virginia 
Fighting for the liberty 
of his country 
August 30th, and died  
from the effects 
September 6th 1862. 
 
William Wesley Hartzog (r)
son of 
Daniel & Mary Hartzog 
......fell mortally wounded  
on the Battle Field in the 
State of Virginia 
Fighting for the liberty 
of his country 
August 30th, and died  
from the effects 
September 23rd 1862. 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,016 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. submitted on June 21, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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