Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (HM1MF1)

Location: Mobile, AL 36602 Mobile County
Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.142', W 88° 3.094'

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This congregation originated in 1842 with a group of slaves who worshipped in their masters' church, a Methodist congregation. They were required to move to a small house provided for them. Their perseverance and faith held them together through adversities and three other temporary places of worship. This site was purchased in 1860 about which time they voted to transfer from the Methodist charge to the A.M.E. Zion connection. A wooden shed and parsonage was first constructed. In this shed was held the first ordination in Alabama of a Negro minister by a Negro bishop. The present structure was begun in 1867 by Rev. E.D. Taylor. It was remodeled in 1896.
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HM NumberHM1MF1
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Year Placed1972
Placed ByThe Historic Mobile Preservation Society
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Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 399280 N 3395242
Decimal Degrees30.68570000, -88.05156667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.142', W 88° 3.094'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 8.52" N, 88° 3' 5.64" W
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Area Code(s)251
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 S Bayou St, Mobile AL 36602, US
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