Old Salem Cemetery
The next time you’re at G.R.A.C.E.S. Marina on Cargile Creek, go directly behind it (just to the west) and look for a small, fenced and somewhat overgrown plot. This is the Old Salem Cemetery. The Salem Church associated with this cemetery and the land on which it stood was sold to Alabama Power prior to the completion of Mitchell Dam. The church was torn down and the congregation went elsewhere for services. Of the 90+ graves within the boundaries of the cemetery, it was determined a few in the northeast corner would be in danger of being washed away when the lake was full. Rather than relocate all the graves, that corner was built up so as to resist erosion. The greatest threat to visitors now is red bugs, snakes and poison ivy.