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African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
1. African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription. Founded here in 1794 by 15 men and three women from St. George's Church, led by Rev. Harry Hosier. Zoar was active in the Underground Railroad and moved to 12th and Melon Streets in 1883. It is United Methodism's oldest Black congregation.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.83′ N, 75° 8.679′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Brown Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Brown Street, Philadelphia PA 19123, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America's First Lager (approx. 0.2 miles away); David Bustill Bowser (approx. mile away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sixth, Eleventh and Twelfth Wards World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The German Society of Pennsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Poes in Philadelphia (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. John Neumann (approx. 0.4 miles away); John N. Neumann (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 15, 2015
2. African Zoar Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 190 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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