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Near Summerton in Clarendon County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

 
 
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Marker (front) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
1. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Marker (front)
Inscription. [Front] This church, organized about 1865, held its early services in a nearby brush arbor but built a permanent sanctuary here soon afterwards. Rev. Daniel Humphries, its first pastor, served both Mt. Zion and its sister church St. James 1865-1879. The original sanctuary was torn down in 1918 and the present sanctuary was built that year with lumber from the old sanctuary.

[Reverse] Mt. Zion School, once located here, served the community for many years with church member I.S. Hilton as principal. Mt. Zion A.M.E. hosted several meetings from 1948 to 1954 on the desegregation of the public schools, and member Levi Pearson was the plaintiff in Pearson v. County Board of Education (1948), which led to the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
 
Erected 1999 by the Congregation. (Marker Number 14-13.)
 
Location. 33° 32.045′ N, 80° 14.723′ W. Marker is near Summerton, South Carolina, in Clarendon County. Marker is on M W Rickenbaker Road, on the left. Touch for map. M W Rickenbaker Road is locally called Camp Bob Cooper Rd. Marker is about 4 miles south of Davis Station. Marker is in this post office area: Summerton SC 29148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Marker (reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
2. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Marker (reverse)
8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolutionary Skirmish Near Wyboo Swamp (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wyboo Swamp: (approx. 1.7 miles away); Taw Caw Church (approx. 7.3 miles away); Summerton Presbyterian Church (approx. 7.9 miles away); Anne Custis Burgess (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Patriot and the Redcoat (approx. 7.9 miles away); Siege of Fort Watson (approx. 7.9 miles away); Wagon Travel (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Summerton.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
3. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Sign for Sister Church image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
4. Sign for Sister Church
St. James Church image. Click for full size.
By Cindy Bullard, February 20, 2010
5. St. James Church
St. James Church is on Greenall Rd. (also called Log Jam Rd.) 1 mile east of M W Rickenbaker Rd. There is a sign pointing to a historical marker on Greenall Rd., but none could be found at the church site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 21, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 738 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 21, 2010, by David Bullard of Seneca, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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