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Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

 
 
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By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
1. Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church Marker
Inscription. This congregation originated in 1842 with a group of slaves who worshipped in their masters' church, a Methodist congregation. They were required to move to a small house provided for them. Their perseverance and faith held them together through adversities and three other temporary places of worship. This site was purchased in 1860 about which time they voted to transfer from the Methodist charge to the A.M.E. Zion connection. A wooden shed and parsonage was first constructed. In this shed was held the first ordination in Alabama of a Negro minister by a Negro bishop. The present structure was begun in 1867 by Rev. E.D. Taylor. It was remodeled in 1896.
 
Erected 1972 by the Historic Mobile Preservation Society.
 
Location. 30° 41.142′ N, 88° 3.094′ W. Marker is in Mobile, Alabama, in Mobile County. Marker is at the intersection of South Bayou Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling south on South Bayou Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Bayou Street, Mobile AL 36602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James W. Roper (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Quigley House (about 400
Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 26, 2015
2. Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
feet away); Home of Raphael Semmes (about 500 feet away); Old Church Street Cemetery - 1819 (about 500 feet away); The Bee Hive (about 800 feet away); Shaarai Shomayim (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Convent of Mercy (approx. mile away); Dr. H. Roger Williams (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mobile.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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