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Union City in Obion County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
1. Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Congregation members, under the guidance of the Rev. W.E. Farmer, built Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church in 1896. The oldest African American church in Union City. it is part of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church denomination, which was founded in 1870, when members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, announced the formation of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1954 the word "Colored” was changed to "Christian.” Mt. Zion C.M.E. Church was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, as part of a multiple property submission.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4B 40.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Christian Methodist Episcopal (CME) Church ⛪, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists.
 
Location. 36° 25.702′ N, 89° 2.679′ W. Marker is in Union City, Tennessee, in Obion County. Marker is on Greenwood
Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 6, 2020
2. Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Street south of East College Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 407 Greenwood St, Union City TN 38261, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Unknown Confederate Dead Monument (approx. half a mile away); Unknown Soldier Monument (approx. half a mile away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Monument to Unknown Confederate Dead (approx. one mile away); The Depot (approx. 1˝ miles away); Union City Junction (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Barber Shop (approx. 1˝ miles away); Hobbs Drug Store (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Union City.
 
Also see . . .  Mt. Zion Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (Wikipedia). (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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