Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Mt. Zion Baptist Church (HM1B6T)

Location: Arlington, VA 22204 Arlington County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 51.201', W 77° 5.281'

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Established 1866

As soon as the smoking guns of the Civil War were finally silenced, a group of former slaves banded themselves together in what was then known as Freedmen's Village, a government reservation in the area of Arlington National Cemetery, and founded a Baptist Church. This Church was named The Old Bell Church. From these humble beginnings in the year 1866, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church was born. It is the oldest of the Black congregations in Arlington. Today it is a magnificent temple, a light shining in the darkness, "A city set on a hill" reaching out to the masses in an attempt to fulfill the works of the Master, "To heal the sick, feed the poor, clothe the naked, comfort the sorrowful and bring deliverance to the captives."
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HM NumberHM1B6T
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Placed ByArlington County, Virginia
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 8:50pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 318813 N 4302574
Decimal Degrees38.85335000, -77.08801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 51.201', W 77° 5.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 51' 12.06" N, 77° 5' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3500 19th St S, Arlington VA 22204, US
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