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Near Lake Butler in Union County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery

 
 
Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
1. Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Continuous religious services have been held on this site since 1844. The first church, of hand hewn logs was erected, and the following were elected elders at the time of constitution, February 20, 1847: Cornealus Buey and Sham Peacock. The first pastor was Elder Elias Knight. Other charter members were Jonas, Sarah, Penny, and Emily Driggers, John Wester and James Johnson. One of the oldest marked graves is John Roberts, 1778-1854. This church is now and has been since constitution a member of the Suwannee Association of the Primitive Baptist Faith and Order.
 
Erected 1964 by Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with the Board of County Commissioners, Union County. (Marker Number F-118.)
 
Location. 30° 5.212′ N, 82° 22.141′ W. Marker is near Lake Butler, Florida, in Union County. Marker is on County Road 231A near NW 150th Circle, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Butler FL 32054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union County (approx. 4.8 miles away); A Legacy Remembered (approx. 8.8 miles away); Battle of Ocean Pond (or The Battle of Olustee)
Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Restored Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, April 30, 2016
2. Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Restored Marker
(approx. 8.9 miles away); Brig. Gen. Joseph Finegan (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Battle of Olustee (approx. 8.9 miles away); Olustee Battlefield (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Yankees are Coming (approx. 8.9 miles away); Village Of Providence (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
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Mount Zion Baptist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
3. Mount Zion Baptist Church and Marker
Swift Creek Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
4. Swift Creek Cemetery
Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Marker seen along County Road 231A image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, March 20, 2013
5. Mount Zion Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Marker seen along County Road 231A
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 650 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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