Salem Baptist Church, Bennettsville, celebrates 225th anniversary

Salem Baptist Church in Bennettsville will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. The church began in 1793 when some of the members separated from the old Welsh Neck Church. The first meeting house was constructed in 1807. The church name was changed from “Three Creeks” to “Salem” in 1814.