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SALEM, TX [#2] (FREESTONE COUNTY)

SALEM, TEXAS [#2] (Freestone County). Salem is off Farm Road 489 three miles west of Dew in south central Freestone County. In 1893 twenty-five black students were enrolled in the community school. Salem also had the Salem Church and the Negro Masonic Lodge no. 29. In the 1930s a church, a cemetery, a school, and a number of dwellings were in the area, and in the 1960s the church, cemetery, and a few dwellings remained. By the late 1980s, however, only the church and cemetery marked the site on maps.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Freestone County Historical Commission, History of Freestone County, Texas (Fairfield, Texas, 1978).
Chris Cravens

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Handbook of Texas Online, Chris Cravens, "Salem, TX [#2] (Freestone County)," accessed July 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hrscd.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

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