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Varick Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

 
 
Varick Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
1. Varick Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Marker
Inscription. First African American Church in Hackensack. Organized in 1864 as “Olive Branch Colored Mission Number Three of Hackensack.” First church was an old lime shed moved here in 1867. In 1917 current name was adopted in honor of the first Bishop of the A.M.E. Zion Church, Bishop James Varick. The present sanctuary built in 1919.

Sponsored by 125th Anniversary Church Committee. 1983
 
Erected 1983 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 82.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 52.962′ N, 74° 2.909′ W. Marker is in Hackensack, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Atlantic Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Atlantic Street, Hackensack NJ 07601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Archibald Campbell’s Tavern (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hackensack (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mansion House (approx. 0.3 miles away); First House in Hackensack (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Green
Church Marker on Atlantic Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
2. Church Marker on Atlantic Street
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Bank House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hackensack War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Holocaust (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hackensack.
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
Varick A.M.E. Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 19, 2008
3. Varick A.M.E. Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,033 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 20, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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