Emanuel AME Church

Emanuel AME Church (HMZ0T)

Location: Charleston, SC 29401 Charleston County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 47.242', W 79° 55.977'

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110 Calhoun Street
Constructed 1891

The oldest African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) church in the south, Emanuel A.M.E. Church was organized as Hampstead Free African church in 1818 by Rev. Morris Brown. After seceding from the Methodist Church, Charlestonians organized three churches that were named collectively the "Bethal Circuit". Rev. Brown and other African-American ministers then sought to have the Hampstead Free African Church affiliated with Rev. Richard Allen's African Church movement in Philadelphia. In 1865 Bethel Circuit acquired the present site on Boundry Street (now Calhoun Street) and constructed a wooden church under the direction of its minister, Richard Harvey Cain. The church was renamed "Emanuel" meaning "God with us". Emanuel A.M.E. has the oldest African-American congregation south of Baltimore.
HM NumberHMZ0T
Year Placed1999
Placed ByMoja Arts Festival City of Charleston
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:19pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 599920 N 3628218
Decimal Degrees32.78736667, -79.93295000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 47.242', W 79° 55.977'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 47' 14.52" N, 79° 55' 58.62" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 110 Calhoun St, Charleston SC 29401, US
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