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Near Rockvale in Rutherford County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Salem Church

 
 
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By Tom Gillard, September 5, 2010
1. Salem Church Marker
Inscription. In small groups known as societies, early settlers held worship services in their homes. Several months before the Tennessee Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church was organized, in 1812 the Revs. Thomas King and John Manley established the Salem Church in the home of Thomas Jarratt. On this site the Jarratt Society built a log house of worship in 1814. Two years later, Robert Smith deeded the land to the Salem Methodist Church. Handmade bricks replaced the logs in 1834. Rebuilt in 1903, the present edifice incorporates an original brick wall within its facade.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 196.)
 
Location. 35° 48.562′ N, 86° 28.676′ W. Marker is near Rockvale, Tennessee, in Rutherford County. Marker is on Old Salem Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockvale TN 37153, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fields of Fire (approx. 4.7 miles away); Lunette Palmer (approx. 4.7 miles away); Battle at Stones River (approx. 4.8 miles away); Fortress Rosecrans
Salem Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Gillard, September 5, 2010
2. Salem Church Marker
(approx. 4.8 miles away); Sheridan Saves the Day (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Vast Depot (approx. 4.8 miles away); Lunette Thomas (approx. 4.8 miles away); New Citizen Soldiers (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 8, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 604 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2010, by Tom Gillard of Tullahoma, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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