The Church Building is at the 4151 Salem Road, Oxford, NC 27565 address
The Parsonage/Mailing address is:
302 Forest Road
Oxford, NC 27565
In 1811, the first piece of land in Granville County was deeded by Abner Hicks to the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1828, owing to a disagreement upon the question of Lay Representation, a division took place among the members of Harris' Meeting House. Those adhering to the Methodist Episcopal Church tore down the church and moved it to this site and rebuilt the same near the schoolhouse across the road, and named it "Salem," meaning "Peace."
From Salem Church has sprung the Oxford Church (the Town of Oxford was incorporated the same year that the land was conveyed to the Trustees of Harris' Meeting House, 1811), Hermon Church, Shady Grove Church, Gray Rock Church, and Marrow's Chapel, as well as Rehoboth Church and Harris' Chapel at Dabney.
Salem United Methodist Church is listed in The National Register of Historic Places. The graveyard adjacent to the sanctuary contains many graves of those who fought in the Civil War.
From I-85 turn at exit 206 (approximately 2.6 mi north of Oxford). Turn left on Hwy 158N at the stop sign. Drive 3/10 mi and turn right on Tabbs Creek Rd (SR 1521). Drive 2.8 mi. to the stop sign and turn right on Airport Rd (SR 1522 Salem Rd.). Drive 2/10 mi. Salem United Methodist Church and cemetery are on the left.
GPS Coordinates: 36.34978, -78.53798
- Added: 7 Dec 2002
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1756116
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