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Westbury in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

1834

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 22, 2019
1. Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1834 by freed men and women as the New Light Baptist Church, this is the second religious institution in Westbury.

It was renamed Westbury A.M.E. Zion Church in 1892

The first edifice at this location was built in 1867
Rebuilt in 1888, 1924 and 1958
 
Erected by Village of Westbury.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church series list.
 
Location. 40° 45.537′ N, 73° 34.703′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is at the intersection of Union Avenue and Grand Boulevard, on the right when traveling east on Union Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 274 Grand Boulevard, 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. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Westbury World War I Memorial (approx.

Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 22, 2019
2. Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and Marker
half a mile away); Westbury World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); House of Ambrose Clark (approx. half a mile away); Westbury Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Westbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (approx. 0.7 miles away); St. Brigid Roman Catholic Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westbury.
 
Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 22, 2019
3. Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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Oct. 31, 2020