Historic Markers Across Tennessee

Old Salem Methodist Church

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Location: intersection of Neal St and Spring St, Cookeville, TN
County: Putnam
Coordinates: N 36° 9.191    W 085° 28.599
  36.15318333    -85.47665
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None


Old Salem Methodist Church South, one mile

Isaac Buck organized this church, one of the oldest in the County in 1820. Before the Civil War the site was a famous camp meeting ground. When Putnam County was permanently established in 1854, courts met in the old log church, and militia mustered outside. The present structure was built in 1925.