Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Site of Salem Baptist Church ~ 1835-1942

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Location: on Birchwood Pike (route 312) north of Grasshopper Rd., Harrison, TN
County: Hamilton
Coordinates: N 35° 19.039    W 085° 01.466
  35.31731666    -85.02443333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM3BTM


Site of Salem Baptist Church

Joseph roark gave this site in Wilderness Indian Territory for this Church where many worshiped God. Used as a hospital during Civil War, it was also the center of Salem Academy.
A monument to Thos. Palmaer and Wm. Moore, sodiers of the Revolution, is one mile N. in Conner Cemeter.

Bose Shropshire's family placed this marker in 1976 to honor their ancestors.