1334 29th Street, NW
— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —Mount Zion United Methodist Church is Washington's oldest Black congregation. It was established in 1816 by Shadrack Nugent and 125 other congregants who split from nearby Montgomery Street Methodist Church (now Dumbarton United Methodist) over its racial policies. The present church was completed in 1884. The cemetery, near 27th and Q streets, comprises the Old Methodist Burying Ground, founded in 1809, and the Female Union Band Cemetery, dating from 1842. The cemetery is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Heritage Center (2906 O Street), which houses church records and exhibits, is an early Old English style cottage.
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC - Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 10:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321533 N 4308577|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90796667, -77.05825000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.478', W 77° 3.495'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 28.68" N, 77° 3' 29.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1334-1336 29th St NW, Washington DC 20007, US|
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