Milford in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Saint James A.M.E. Church
Erected 1992 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7145.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 32° 7.139′ N, 96° 56.74′ W. Marker is in Milford, Texas, in Ellis County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of Farm to Market Road 308 and Bois D Arc, on the left when traveling south on Highway 308. The marker is located on the middle of the front of the church. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 FM 308, Milford TX 76670, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Milford Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Milford Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); James McDaniel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas J. Jordan (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hammel's Branch (approx. 3 miles away); Mertens Baptist Church (approx. 5.1 miles away); Old Brandon Mill (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milford.
Also see . . . African Methodist Episcopal Church. Texas State Historical Association
The African Methodist Episcopal Church grew out of a protest by Richard Allen against racial discrimination in St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, in 1787. Rather than suffer indignities in that White-controlled church, Allen formed a separate Black congregation. In 1816 he organized several Black Methodist congregations into a new denomination called the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In the tense times leading to the Civil War, the AME Church was not permitted to operate in Texas, or in most other parts of the slaveholding South.(Submitted on October 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.