Westbury in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
The first African Methodist Church
to be organized in the Village Of Westbury.
Started by a group of former congregants
of the New Light Baptist Church
Erected 2018 by Village of Westbury, Historical Society of the Westburys.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church ⛪ series list.
Location. 40° 45.392′ N, 73° 34.923′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Maple Avenue and School Street, on the right when traveling west on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 467 Maple Avenue, Westbury NY 11590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westbury World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westbury World War II MemorialHouse of Ambrose Clark (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Westbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (approx. 0.7 miles away); Westbury Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westbury.
Also see . . . Westbury Village to install signs marking its inclusive past (Newsday). (Submitted on May 5, 2019.)
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