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Abilene in Taylor County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mount Zion Baptist Church

 
 
Mount Zion Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
1. Mount Zion Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. The Rev. James Curry, a missionary from Sherman, Texas, organized this congregation in 1885. It is the oldest African American church in the city. The Rev. James Lewis served as first pastor of the congregation, which met in a small house near the railroad tracks until about 1907, when a sanctuary was erected at the corner of 4th and Cherry streets in the south part of town. The church moved to the north side of town in 1940. A part of Abilene history for well over a century, Mount Zion Baptist Church continues to serve the community with a variety of programs.
 
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3500.)
 
Location. 32° 27.48′ N, 99° 43.594′ W. Marker is in Abilene, Texas, in Taylor County. Marker is on Stafford Avenue west of N. Treadaway Boulevard (Business U.S. 83), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 520 Stafford Ave, Abilene TX 79601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Abilene Negro High School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abilene African-American Schools (about 400 feet away); James Winford Hunt (about
Mount Zion Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
2. Mount Zion Baptist Church
700 feet away); Claiborne Walker Merchant (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Middlebrook Willis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Morgan Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abilene Municipal Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abilene.
 
Categories. African AmericansChurches, Etc.
 
View to East Along Stafford Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
3. View to East Along Stafford Avenue
View to West Along Stafford Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, November 8, 2014
4. View to West Along Stafford Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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