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Marietta in Cobb County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old Zion Heritage Museum

 
 
Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2011
1. Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker
Inscription. Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1866 by 88 former slaves who left First Baptist Church. The first worship place was a brush arbor. Next a small wooden structure was built which was destroyed by fire.
In 1888, the present structure was built.
Original early 20th century pews are still used.
Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Restored in 1997. Museum established in 2003.
 
Location. 33° 57.3′ N, 84° 32.833′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb County. Marker is at the intersection of Lemon Street and Haynes Street, on the right when traveling east on Lemon Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta GA 30060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherokee Treaty (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clarke Library Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Debra Halpern Bernes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobb County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Edward Flournoy, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); UDC And Kennesaw House (approx. mile away); Kennesaw House (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Kennesaw House (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
Also see . . .
Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2011
2. Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker
Looking east on Lemon Street at the Haynes Street intersection
 Zion Baptist Church website. The museum is believed to be the oldest building in Marietta. Its history described in a website here (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2011
3. Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker
Looking west on Lemon Street; the buildings of the modern Zion Baptist Church fill almost the entire block.
Old Zion Heritage Museum image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2011
4. Old Zion Heritage Museum
The marker is visible on the side of the building.
Old Zion Heritage Museum image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, May 28, 2011
5. Old Zion Heritage Museum
A marker from the Historic Preservation Section of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recognizing the addition of the building to the National Register of Historic Places, and the cornerstone from 1888 are at the corner of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 28, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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