Bath in Beaufort County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bath African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Little is known about the church or its congregation but it appears that the membership dwindled until the last services in the mid-1940s. The building eventually fell into disrepair and disappeared from the landscape shortly after 1955.
This cast iron bell to the right, the only remaining artifact of the AME Zion Church, called members to worship. Thanks to the preservation efforts of a neighboring property owner, the bell is once again in place on the former church lot. Parishioners are buried in a cemetery located to the left and a cemetery marker, dedicated in 1996 and containing the names of the interred, stands nearby. Religious institutions like the AME Zion Church played a major role
Location. 35° 28.232′ N, 76° 48.782′ W. Marker is in Bath, North Carolina, in Beaufort County. Marker is on Front Street near King Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bath NC 27808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Lawson (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Edward Teach (about 700 feet away); John F. Tompkins (approx. ¼ mile away); St. Thomas Church (approx. ¼ mile away); John Garzia (approx. ¼ mile away); Alexander Stewart (approx. ¼ mile away); First Post Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Public Library (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bath.
Categories. • African Americans • Churches & Religion •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 524 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 3, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.