Thomas and Mary Smith Carson were founding members in this church in 1791 with Clouds, Speers, VanDolahs and many others Many of there children were married and buried here.
Beyond any shadow of doubt in my mind myself with the help of many regional historians, books, and eye witness account: have rediscovered the geographic location of Baptist Church Enon and cemetery est 1791. Using present day information, it is located in Upper Speers at present day 300 block of Phillips Street where it intersects with Lilly. The "back of the church was at the Ridge Edge" on the lot at 304, the cemetery along the Ridge line to the left, that being North of the church. It is presently under the parking lot and drive for 3 small 2 story apartment buildings. The area that was the church and cemetery were backfield with 5-10 feet of earth when compared with the present day lots and residences on each side of the location. The area is very visible on any satellite site although you can not make out the 200 foot ridge on the west side of SR88, it only looks like a line of trees. The Speers Home 1806, now the Back Porch Restaurant is down in the valley, just ever so slightly north of the location when drawing a parallel line with it's back wall or the river. In the book Misc Cemeteries of Washington County Vol 5 it is listed as Speers Cemetery, an accepted aka. The only Census produced to date, is by Judge Roy I Carson as recorded by Annetta Carson and list only about 18 Carson's. Many whose headstones are now in a single row in Horseshoe Baptist Creek Cemetery at SR 837 just east of SR 88. No evidence yet as to the re-interment of remains if there had been any left in 1953. Although witness account leans very much toward it not being done, in full disclosure that could be do to the natural human emotion of "bulldozing" a cemetery and inflaming the situation. Although it is purely my speculation and my opinion alone, that other than maybe a symbolic movement, the decade remains were left at their original burial sites n Enon, on the Ridges Edge. Either way I would think it would be nice, sometime in the near future to get a historical marker set on Phillips Street in front of the apartments or at the bottom of the hill from the cemetery and church on SR88. Enon Cemetery is under this asphalt drive and parking area.