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Battle Creek in Calhoun County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

African Methodist Episcopal Church

 
 
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
1. African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1855 Elder James Brown and his wife, Radley, established an African Methodist Episcopal Church in Battle Creek. The congregation met in members’ homes until 1860 when it moved into a church on the northeast corner of Maple and Van Buren Streets. In 1867 the members began worshipping in a church located on this site. The Reverend E. L. Carey was the first pastor. The present church, built in 1906-08, has since been enlarged. The church became Mount Zion A.M.E. in 1926.
 
Erected 1993 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1841.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 42° 19.568′ N, 85° 11.608′ W. Marker is in Battle Creek, Michigan, in Calhoun County. Marker is at the intersection of West Van Buren Street and North Cass Street, on the right when traveling west on West Van Buren Street. Touch for map.
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By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
2. African Methodist Episcopal Church Marker
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 364 W Van Buren St, Battle Creek MI 49037, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Seventh-day Adventists (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Creek Sanitarium / Percy Jones General Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Purple Heart Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle Creek No. 4 Fire Station (approx. half a mile away); Battle Creek Community College (approx. 0.6 miles away); Michigan Central Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); LaSalle Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Battle Creek House (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Battle Creek.
 
African Methodist Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By J.T. Lambrou, July 12, 2021
3. African Methodist Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 14, 2021, by J.T. Lambrou of New Boston, Michigan. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.

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