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Sparkill in Rockland County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church

 
 
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The Historical Society of Rockland County, circa 2015
1. St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
Inscription.  This church built in 1897 is successor to the Skunk Hollow Mountain Church of 1856 (Methodist Episcopal Church of Coloured People) and the 1865 Swamp Church of Palisades (an A.M.E. Zion Church), both organized by the Reverend William Thompson. The stone for this building was cut by William Brown, master builder, and others. The church was named for Charles Kingsley Taylor whose widow was a principal benefactor.
 
Erected by The Historical Society of Rockland County.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & 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 1897.
 
Location. 41° 1.764′ N, 73° 55.544′ W. Marker is in Sparkill, New York, in Rockland County. Marker is on Valentine Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 127 Valentine Ave, Sparkill NY 10976, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christ Episcopal Church of Piermont and Sparkill (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sparkill World War I Memorial
St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dorice Arden, 2013
2. St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Sparkill Viet-Nam War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sparkill Korean War Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sparkill Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sparkill Veterans Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); John G. Bell (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sparkill.
 
More about this marker. African-American Historical Society of Rockland County, sponsor
 
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Historical Society of Rockland County, June 18, 1988
3. St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church Marker
June 18, 1988 - The unveiling of the historical marker at the St. Charles A. M. E. Zion Church, Valentine Avenue, Sparkill. (L-R) Leonard Cooke; Jacqueline Holland, president of the African-American Historical Society of Rockland County (sponsor of the marker); Frances Pierson, Secretary of the Society; and the Rev. Louis E. Sanders.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 11, 2015, by The Historical Society of Rockland County of New City, New York.   2, 3. submitted on February 19, 2017, by Clare Sheridan of Tappan, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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