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Madisonville in Hopkins County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church

 
 
Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
1. Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1868 by Rev. Anthony Bunche, Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church is the oldest African-American church in Hopkins Co. It was established in an old log schoolhouse given by abolitionist Hubbard Lunsford. The current site was purchased in 1878. A larger “box-type building” was erected in 1881 and named Walker's Chapel for Rev. Willis Walker.
 
Erected 2019 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 2611.)
 
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, and the Kentucky Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 37° 19.949′ N, 87° 30.329′ W. Marker is in Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins County. Marker is at the intersection of North Church Street and Oates Street, on the left when traveling north on North Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 North Church Street, Madisonville KY 42431, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Army of Six (approx. 0.2 miles away); Harvey-Bassett House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Thomas Wright Gardiner House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Courthouse Burned (approx. half a mile away); County Named, 1806 (approx. half a mile away); Gov. Ruby Laffoon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rosenwald High School / Professor C. L. Timberlake (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madisonville.
 
Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2021
2. Zion Temple A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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