Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A.M.E. Zion Church
stood 300 feet west of here
played a role in the
underground railroad &
was a center of Elmira's
Erected by Chemung County Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 42° 5.791′ N, 76° 48.293′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on 643 Lake Street. Marker is in Ernie Davis Park across the street from Ernie Davis Middle School. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ernie Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pratt House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elmira Gateway (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Patricks Apartments (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ross Gilmore Marvin Gillett Memorial Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1776-1796 (approx. half a mile away); 107th New York Volunteers (approx. half a mile away); Mark Twain Watering Trough (approx. half a mile away); A Brief History of the Elmira Popcorn Truck (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Regarding A.M.E. Zion Church. The A.M.E Church in the marker is now known as Frederick Douglas Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church and is located at 400 Madison Avenue, Elmira, NY, 14901.
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