Salem Methodist Campground

Salem Methodist Campground (HMH51)

Location: Lucedale, MS 39452 Jackson County
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N 30° 43.978', W 88° 36.424'

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Begun in 1826, the Salem Methodist Campground moved to this site in 1842. Meeting in October of each year, except 1863 & 1864, it is the oldest regularly held Methodist camp meeting in Mississippi.
HM NumberHMH51
Year Placed1976
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 10:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 346144 N 3401111
Decimal Degrees30.73296667, -88.60706667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.978', W 88° 36.424'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 58.68" N, 88° 36' 25.44" W
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Area Code(s)601, 228
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 26906 Salem Campground Rd, Lucedale MS 39452, US
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It's a very interesting place, and as the marker states, the oldest Methodist camp meeting in Mississippi. Visitors are free to roam the grounds. The "tents" as they are called, and tabernacle, are amazingly preserved, and a wonderful example of Southern folk tradition.

Aug 1, 2018 at 10:49pm PDT by lisalens

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