Salem Cemetery

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Salem Cemetery

Also known as Shoemaker Cemetery, Woods Cemetery

W State Street (Illinois 316)
Charleston, Coles County, Illinois, 61920 USA
Memorials 93 added (46% photographed)

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The Church building, built of red brick, with a copper porch roof and
slate shingles, still stands just East of the cemetery about 1/8 mile.

The Church and cemetery are about 3 miles West of Charleston, and are
located in Charleston Township.

The land had been donated to be used as a Church and Cemetery by a Mr.
Bishop, and the origin of the name is assigned to an early Methodist
minister named Salem Hedges, who was the son of some of the early
settlers from Ohio.

The cemetery is also referred to as the Woods or Shoemaker cemetery as
members of those families are buried there.

One enumeration of burials shows 84 names spanning 100 years from 1835 to 1935.

Cemetery is not regularly maintained, but all existing markers can be
easily located and are usually readable.

Access is possible via farmed ground grassways, but a visitor must open a
gate and cross two private properties to drive to the cemetery.


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GPS Coordinates: 39.5058, -88.2469

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #108112