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Mt. Zion Methodist Church

 
 
Mt. Zion Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 8, 2009
1. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  On September 29, 1957, Mount Zion Methodist Church, one of the first churches in this area, celebrated its 141st anniversary. Services were held first in a log structure, built for a schoolhouse. Tombstones in the cemetery bear dates from 1796; unmarked graves are believed to be older. A weatherboard meeting house, erected about 1830, witnessed the advance and retreat of troops, fighting from Atlanta to Jonesboro. Mt. Zion has been a member of three great denominations - The Methodist Episcopal Church, The Methodist Episcopal Church South, and The Methodist Church. The present building was erected in 1939.
 
Erected 1958 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 060-123.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Georgia Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 33° 40.65′ N, 84° 24.502′ W. Marker
Mt. Zion Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 8, 2009
2. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Marker
Looking north on Metropolitan Parkway
is in Atlanta, Georgia, in Fulton County. Marker is at the intersection of Metropolitan Parkway SW (U.S. 41) and Old Jonesboro Road, on the left when traveling south on Metropolitan Parkway SW. Until recently, Metropolitan Parkway was named Stewart Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2840 Metropolitan Parkway SW, Atlanta GA 30315, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hapeville, Georgia (approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Christ Church, Hapeville (approx. 1.3 miles away); Delta Air Lines (approx. 1.7 miles away); East Point (approx. 1.8 miles away); Rough and Ready Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away); Jonesboro Threatened (approx. 2.4 miles away); Rough and Ready (approx. 2.4 miles away); Transfer Point (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Mt. Zion Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 8, 2009
3. Mt. Zion Methodist Church
The church building, constructed in 1939.
Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 8, 2009
4. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
First marked graves date from the late 1700s
Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 8, 2009
5. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
Unmarked graves in the cemetery date prior to the 1790s.
Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, April 8, 2009
6. Mt. Zion Methodist Church Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 1,950 times since then and 32 times this year. Last updated on April 10, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 9, 2009, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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