Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church Historical

Cornish Memorial AME Zion Church Historical (HM1WGX)

Location: Key West, FL 33040 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 24° 33.1765', W 81° 48.1432'

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Cica 1864

Founded in 1864, Cornish Chapel members began building their church in 1885. Designed to resemble European cathedrals, it served as a place of worship, school, and refuge during inclement weather. The foundation was quarried from the site and its wooden truss beams are believed to have been salvaged from sailing ships. The namesake and founding force behind this landmark church, Sandy Cornish, was a former slave, farm owner, businessman, civic leader, and was considered at the time to be the wealthiest man in Key West.
Placed ByFlorida Department of State Division of Historical Resources
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Date Added Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 9:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 416525 N 2682845
Decimal Degrees24.55294100, -81.80238700
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 24° 33.1765', W 81° 48.1432'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds24° 33' 10.5876" N, 81° 48' 8.5932" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)305
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 702 Whitehead St, Key West FL 33040, US
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