Salem Cemetery
Salem, Mississippi, Marion County


Cemetery: Salem Cemetery
Other:
Sign: Yes
Street:
City: Salem
Township: Mississippi
County: Marion
State: IL
Nation:
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Active
Size: Small
Directions:
Type: Road-public
Location: Urban
Terrain: Level
Watersource: Yes
Features:
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: Wall
Gate: Locks
Established:
Gravestones:
Oldest:
Newest:
Removed: Yes
Relocated: Yes
Repairs: Yes
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: Yes
Association: Yes
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability:
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: Yes
Trees: Yes3
Crypts: Yes
Fencing: Yes
Brickwork: Yes
Ironwork: Yes
Sculpture: Yes
Fountains: Yes
Roads: Yes
Buildings: Yes
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: Yes
Materials: Yes
Architectural: Yes
Angels: Yes
Draperies: Yes
Fraternal: Yes
Hands: Yes
Lambs: Yes
Monograms: Yes
Plants: Yes
Photos: Yes
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Yes
Urns: Yes
Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Unsure
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: No
Buried: Unsure
Weather: Unknown
Pollution: Unknown
Vandalized: Yes
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover:
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2:
Owner: Association
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Recreational
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Frequently
Archeology: Yes
Habitat: Yes
Contacted:
Name: Clinton Slayton
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Date: Dec 5 1004

Surnames:

Slaten

Other_Information:

I have not visited or seen this cemetery. An informant sent me the following e-mail. I will have to leave it up to her to give more details. Sorry to be mysterious about this, but I wanted to bring this to your organization's attention.

Clinton,
I am not sure if I told you, but the Salem Cemetery in Salem, IL Mississippi
Township has had between 2/3 and 3/4 of the grqve stones "Ground up" therefore
some of my Slaten's are gone. In September I found out who was guilty because
when I visited him I informed him that all whom I contacted denied they were
gone. The person who owned the land surrounding it said he was in denial
also. My response was "No you said that there never were more than there are
now." He abruptly responded with "That's the end of the subject! I have no
more to say about it!" That response told me right then that either he ground
them up or had someone else ground the stonesup! I visited the cemetery
every year since 1997 and they disappeared between 1999 and 2000 when he sold
the property.