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Near Haleburg in Henry County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

 
 
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By James L.Whitman, January 30, 2021
1. Mt.Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  Constituted to the Glory of God, circa 1871, by former slaves in the area that later became Halesburg (now Haleburg), Alabama in 1885. Mt. Zion Church is one of the oldest African-American wooden frame churches in service in Alabama's Wiregrass section. The church cemetery contains many graves of former slaves who gained their freedom at the end of the Civil War in 1865. Tradition states that the original sanctuary remains with improvements added over time. Mt. Zion Baptist Church was placed on the Alabama Register of Historic Places in 1985. In 2003, preservation efforts were finished by the church family with help from many friends.
 
Erected 2004 by the Historic Chattahoochee Commission, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church Family and the Henry County Historical Group, Inc.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
 
Location. 31° 23.8′ N, 85° 7.075′ W. Marker is near Haleburg, Alabama, in Henry County. Marker is on Stovall Drive half a mile south
Mt.Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 30, 2021
2. Mt.Zion Baptist Church Marker
of Hayden Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1041 Stovall Dr, Columbia AL 36319, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Reuben Hicklin Hall Log Home / Robert Fowler Hall Home (approx. 5.7 miles away); Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge / Fannie Askew Williams Park (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Coheelee Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 6.7 miles away in Georgia); Purcell - Killingsworth House (approx. 6.9 miles away); Columbia Baptist Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); Columbia Cemetery (approx. 7.1 miles away); Columbia, Alabama (approx. 7.2 miles away); Columbia Methodist Episcopal Church, South (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
Mt.Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By James L.Whitman, January 30, 2021
3. Mt.Zion Baptist Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 31, 2021, by James L.Whitman of Eufaula, Alabama. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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