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Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery

1334 29th Street, NW

 

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

 
Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
1. Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church is Washington’s oldest Black congregation. It was established in 1816 by Shadrack Nugent and 125 other congregants who split from nearby Montgomery Street Methodist Church (now Dumbarton United Methodist) over its racial policies. The present church was completed in 1884. The cemetery, near 27th and Q streets, comprises the Old Methodist Burying Ground, founded in 1809, and the Female Union Band Cemetery, dating from 1842. The cemetery is believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad. The Heritage Center (2906 O Street), which houses church records and exhibits, is an early Old English style cottage.

[Photo caption:]
Members of Mount Zion Union United Methodist Church, 1912
Mount Zion Union United Methodist Church

Georgetown Historic District, DC
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC - Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.478′ N, 77° 3.495′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 29th Street, NW north of Dumbarton Aveue, NW
Mount Zion United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
2. Mount Zion United Methodist Church
- marker is visible on the wall, below the tree limbs, lower left.
, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1334 29th Street, NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colonial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Early African American Georgetown (about 400 feet away); Stately Houses and Gardens (about 500 feet away); Epiphany Catholic Church (about 500 feet away); Suter Home (about 600 feet away); John Laird (about 600 feet away); First Baptist Church, Georgetown (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Zion Cemetery. (Submitted on July 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Georgetown National Historic District; Mount Zion Cemetery.
 
Categories. African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
 
Mount Zion United Methodist Church - D. C. Landmark/National Register of Historic Places, 1975 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
3. Mount Zion United Methodist Church - D. C. Landmark/National Register of Historic Places, 1975
- plaque on wall to the right of the main entrance.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, June 27, 2010
4. Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center
Mt. Zion Cemetery: an exceptional (i.e. a comparatively well preserved) family plot image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, July 11, 2010
5. Mt. Zion Cemetery: an exceptional (i.e. a comparatively well preserved) family plot
The Heritage Center at 2906 O Street, mentioned in the marker. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 12, 2016
6. The Heritage Center at 2906 O Street, mentioned in the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,182 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on July 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   5. submitted on July 11, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on September 12, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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