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Columbia in Maury County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
1. Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church was originally a group of black people who held weekly meetings in the basement of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Early in 1840 they formed their own organization and erected their first church on the corner of Second and Garden streets on the bank of the Duck River. In 1867 these members organized into what is now Saint Paul A.M.E. Church under the direction of Rev. Gilbert Algee. In 1870 the first A.M.E. church in the county was built on the present lot and in 1888 became the first county school for blacks. In 2000 the church was completely remodeled under the leadership of Rev. Troy Merritt, Jr.
 
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 (AME) Church series list.
 
Location. 35° 37.191′ N, 87° 2.244′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Tennessee, in Maury County. Marker is on North Frierson Street just south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map
Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
2. Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Church Street, Columbia TN 38401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Polk Family (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jane Knox Polk Chapter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Camille Leonie Herndon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood (approx. ¼ mile away); James Knox Polk (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Princess Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bethel House Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away); James K. Polk House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbia.
 
Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, September 19, 2020
3. Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Marker is behind hedge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 19, 2020