Brenham in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
After emancipation in 1865, African American families settled on the westside of Brenham and established Watersville. In 1877, Reverend J.R. Smith conducted services under a brush arbor and the congregation became known as Mt. Zion Colored Episcopal Methodist Church. In March 1878, land was purchased on this site and the church constructed. During the 1920s, the church became known as Mt. Zion Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1926, because of high damaging winds the church was rebuilt minus the basement. A new fellowship hall was dedicated on June 3, 1984. The church stands on what is known as Heritage Corner and, in 1990, entered into the National Register of Historic Places.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
Erected 2012 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 17367.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion.
Location. 30° 9.724′ N, 96° 24.423′ W. Marker is in Brenham, Texas, in Washington CountyTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 High Street, Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blinn College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hogan Funeral Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brenham Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Prairie Lea Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Moses Baine (approx. half a mile away); George Washington Petty (approx. half a mile away); Site of Rees Sanitarium (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brenham.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.