“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Woodstock in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Mt. Zion Methodist Church

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By Linda Walcroft, December 11, 2018
1. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  Inspired by visits from traveling preachers, African Americans organized what would become Mt. Zion United Methodist Church ca. 1867. The congregation acquired the framework of a former German Reformed Church in 1869, moved it to this site, and used it to construct a sanctuary. In a town segregated by race, this church was the center of the African American neighborhood and hosted religious, educational, political and social events. After black residents campaigned for a school building, Woodstock's first African American public school was built on the church lot in 1882. The congregation constructed a new sanctuary here in 1921 under the leadership of Rev. W. H. Polk.
Erected 2018. (Marker Number A 126.)
Location. 38° 52.952′ N, 78° 30.149′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Church Street and E. Locust Street, on the right when traveling north on North Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 158 N. Church Street, Woodstock VA 22664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Mt. Zion Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, December 11, 2018
2. Mt. Zion Methodist Church
of this marker. 1LT Charles Bare Gatewood (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mabel Lee Walton and Sigma Sigma Sigma (about 600 feet away); The oldest business in Woodstock (about 600 feet away); Shenandoah County Courthouse (about 800 feet away); John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg (about 800 feet away); Shenandoah County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); This Building of (approx. 0.2 miles away); Woodstock (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2018, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2018, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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