Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church Historical

Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church Historical (HM1XA6)

Location: Rockville, MD 20850 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.202', W 77° 9.171'

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Southwest corner of North Washington Street and Beall Avenue

—Site #15 —

In 1867, several of Rockville's African American families left Jerusalem Methodist Episcopal Church to start the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Zion Church under the leadership of Reverend Charles Pipkins.

In 1890, Pipkins and his congregation cut timbers and erected. a frame church on Middle Lane. The church had an auxiliary building identified on an 1892 map as the Ethiopian Hall, an early reference to Ethiopianism, a movement that later influenced the development of Rastafarianism.

In 1904, the congregation moved to the brick church seen in this photograph, located on North Washington Street and today's Beall Avenue. The church was named Clinton A.M.E. Zion in honor of Reverend George Wylie Clinton (1859-1921), a prominent member and editor of the church's periodical, Star of Zion. The congregation sold the brick church in 1955 to make way for a shopping center, dedicating their present church on Elizabeth Avenue in Lincoln Park in the fall of 1956.
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HM NumberHM1XA6
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Rockville's African American Heritage Walking Tour series
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Placed ByRockville African American Walking Tour
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313799 N 4328604
Decimal Degrees39.08670000, -77.15285000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.202', W 77° 9.171'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 12.12" N, 77° 9' 10.26" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 211-235 N Washington St, Rockville MD 20850, US
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