Near Andrews in Williamsburg County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
This church was founded in 1867 on land donated by Moses and Matilda Watson. It was the first African American church in the Bloomingvale community and was organized by trustees Orange Bruorton, Augusta Dicker, Sr., Fred Grant, Esau Green, Fortune Session, Moses Watson, and Richmond White. It was also mother church to Bruorton Chapel A.M.E. Church, active until the 1950s.
Mt. Zion also sponsored Mt. Zion School, which closed in 1958. The first sanctuary here, a wood frame church, was replaced in the early 1920s by a second wood frame church built by carpenter Rev. W.C. Ervin, Sr. The present church, the third serving Mt. Zion, was built 1948-1954 by carpenter Rev. W.C. Ervin, Jr. It was covered in brick veneer in the late 1950s.
Erected 2003 by United Bruorton/Brewington Family Reunion and the Congregation of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. (Marker Number 45-14.)
Location. 33° 32.334′ N, 79° 35.819′ W. Marker is near Andrews, South Carolina, in Williamsburg County. Marker is at the intersection of Thurgood Marshall Highway (State Highway 527) and Trillium Loop, on the right when traveling north on Thurgood Marshall Highway. Touch for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Settlers / Potatoe Ferry (approx. 4½ miles away); Georgetown County National Guard Memorial (approx. 6.2 miles away); Dissenter Meeting House and Cemetery (approx. 9½ miles away); Black Mingo Presbyterian Meeting House (approx. 10 miles away); Black Mingo – Willtown / Black Mingo Baptist Church (approx. 10.8 miles away); Black Mingo Creek: (approx. 11.1 miles away); Skirmish At Black Mingo Creek (approx. 11.1 miles away); Benjamin Britton Chandler (1854–1925) (approx. 11.6 miles away); McClary Cemetery (approx. 12.1 miles away); Birthplace of Jeremiah John Snow / China Grove Plantation (approx. 12.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Andrews.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
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