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Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast

 
 
Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, December 14, 2007
1. Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast Marker
Inscription. This is the site of the first church building associated with an African American religious congregation on the Pacific Coast. The church was the Methodist Church of Colored People of Sacramento City, formally organized in 1850. In 1851 the congregation was admitted into the African Methodist Episcopal Church, becoming the first African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast. First known as Bethel, the name was later changed to St. Andrews. The original 1850 wooden church building was the site of the first statewide convention of the California Colored Citizens which met November 20-22, 1855.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 1013

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church and Sacramento County Historical Society, January 7, 1995.

 
Erected 1995 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with St. Andrews African Methodist Episcopal Church and Sacramento County Historical Society. (Marker Number 1013.)
 
Location. 38° 35.053′ N, 121° 29.762′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is on Seventh Street, on the left when traveling
Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, December 14, 2007
2. Site of First African Methodist Episcopal Church on the Pacific Coast Marker
south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 715 Seventh Street, Sacramento CA 95814, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Folsom Powerhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First and Second State Capitals at Sacramento (about 700 feet away); Sa’ Cumn’e Plaza (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pioneer Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Sacramento Pioneers Society (approx. ¼ mile away); A. J. Stevens Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Young America Engine Co. No. 6 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old City Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. Marker is attached to the side of a public parking garage structure.
 
Also see . . .  St. Andrews AME Church. (Submitted on December 21, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 21, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,649 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.
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