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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Salem United Methodist Church

Salem United Methodist Church

Salem, TN, located along Old Salem Pike (Old TN 99) west of Murfreesboro.

From the historical Marker:

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

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