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Johnstown in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church

 
 
First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
1. First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
Inscription.  Formed 1873 in the loft of the Woodvale Tannery by workers there. Organized as Cambria Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, 1874, at Napoleon and Dibert Sts. About 1877 it moved here. Washed from its foundation in the 1889 flood but later restored.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionDisasters. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 40° 19.203′ N, 78° 55.284′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Haynes Street (Pennsylvania Route 403) and Menoher Boulevard (Pennsylvania Route 271), on the left when traveling west on Haynes Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 409 Haynes Street, Johnstown PA 15901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First United Brethren Church (approx. ¼ mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles
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away); Tribune Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Johnstown Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joseph Johns (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1936 Greater Johnstown Flood Victims (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Johnstown.
 
First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
2. First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church and Marker
First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church Dedication image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 26, 2009
3. First Cambria A.M.E. Zion Church Dedication
This church was erected under the pastorship of Rev. J. H. Hardin. [Stone set above doorway and second floor center window]
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,222 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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