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Tulsa in Tulsa County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

—“The Church That Faith Built” —

 
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
1. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.

Built and dedicated
April 4, 1921

Completely reduced to charred smoldering ruin
during Tulsa's infamous race riot
June 1, 1921

Rebuilt and dedicated as a monument to
faithfulness and perseverance
October 21, 1952

Dedicated and registered as a site
for historical preservation
by the National Historic Society
September 5, 2008

Dr. Leroy M. Cole,
Pastor
Dr. George C. McCutchen, Sr.,
Pastor Emeritus
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Mt. Zion Baptist Church
419 N. Elgin

Destroyed 1921, Rebuilt

Greenwood's Historical Business District
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Mt. Zion Baptist Church
Organized 1909 - Erected 1948
J. H. Dotson, D.D., Pastor
Deacons • Trustees
[not transcribed]


 
Erected by Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
 
Location. 36° 9.762′ N, 95° 59.413′ W. Marker is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in Tulsa County. Marker is at the intersection of Elgin Avenue and Easton Street/McCutchens Circle, on the right when traveling north
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
2. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker
on Elgin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 419 North Elgin Avenue, Tulsa OK 74120, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tower of Reconciliation and Healing Walkway (about 600 feet away); Booker T. Washington High School (about 700 feet away); John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park (about 700 feet away); Philtower Building (approx. ¾ mile away); Tulsa's Oldest House (approx. ¾ mile away); Pioneer Association Picnic Grounds 1921 Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away); Indian Memorial (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tulsa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Tulsa OK. (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tulsa Race Riot. (Submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionDisastersPeace
 
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Date Stone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
3. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Date Stone
Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 25, 2017
4. Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Markers
Part of district burned in race riots, Tulsa, Okla. image. Click for full size.
June 1, 1921
5. Part of district burned in race riots, Tulsa, Okla.
What appears to be the Mt. Zion Baptist Church ruins can be seen to the left in this photo. (Courtesy Library of Congress, loc.gov)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on December 17, 2017, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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