Elizabeth City in Pasquotank County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Mount Lebanon Church
Erected 1998 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number A-43.)
Location. 36° 17.781′ N, 76° 13.629′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, in Pasquotank County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ehringhauas Street (U.S. 17) and Culpepper Street, on the right when traveling west on West Ehringhauas Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth City NC 27909, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George W. Brooks (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soybean Processing (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Town Divided (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pasquotank County Courthouse 1882 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Events in Pasquotank (approx. 0.4 miles away); W. O. Saunders (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elizabeth City Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named A Town Divided (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth City.
Regarding Mount Lebanon Church. In his survey of the historic properties of Elizabeth City, historian Thomas
Mount Lebanon claims to have been organized in 1850 but the earliest deed record is 1856 (the deed was not recorded until 1886). The congregation originated within the basement of the white Methodist church in Elizabeth City, established in 1828. Around mid-century these Methodists organized a separate “Colored Mission,” which in 1855 reported 273 members, according to the minutes of the conference. The Reverend Joe Turner preached to the black Methodists at the old and new locations.
Trustees of the white church
• William A. Griffin, Ante-Bellum Elizabeth City: The History of a Canal Town (1970)
• Thomas R. Butchko, On the Shores of the Pasquotank: The Architectural Heritage of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, North Carolina (1989)
• Pasquotank County Deed Books
• Guion Griffis Johnson, Ante-Bellum North Carolina: A Social History (1937)
• John Hope Franklin, The Free Negro in North Carolina (1943)
Copied from the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
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