Historic Markers Across South Carolina

Salem Methodist Church

Marker ID: SCHM 5-13
Location: Old Salem Rd., at its junction with Juniper Creek Rd. (S.C. Sec. Rd. 5-366), about 3 mi. NW of Govan
County: Bamberg
Coordinates: N 33° 15.465    W 081° 12.758
  33.25775    -81.21263333
Style: Free Standing **


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 r