“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Arlington in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Established 1866

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By Kevin Vincent, October 7, 2013
1. Mt. Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. As soon as the smoking guns of the Civil War were finally silenced, a group of former slaves banded themselves together in what was then known as Freedmenís Village, a government reservation in the area of Arlington National Cemetery, and founded a Baptist Church. This Church was named The Old Bell Church. From these humble beginnings in the year 1866, the Mt. Zion Baptist Church was born. It is the oldest of the Black congregations in Arlington. Today it is a magnificent temple, a light shining in the darkness, “A city set on a hill” reaching out to the masses in an attempt to fulfill the works of the Master, “To heal the sick, feed the poor, clothe the naked, comfort the sorrowful and bring deliverance to the captives.”
Erected by Arlington County, Virginia.
Location. 38° 51.201′ N, 77° 5.281′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of South Kenmore Street and South 19th Street, on the right when traveling south on South Kenmore Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 South 19th Street, Arlington VA 22204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Berry (about 700 feet away, measured
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By Kevin Vincent, October 7, 2013
2. Mt. Zion Baptist Church
in a direct line); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Drew School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fort Barnard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Travers Family Graveyard (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hunter's Crossroads (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fort Richardson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Washington and Old Dominion Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
Also see . . .  Mount Zion Baptist Church. (Submitted on October 10, 2013.)
Categories. African AmericansChurches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 9, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2013, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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