Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 30° 41.141 W 088° 03.092
16R E 399283 N 3395240
Quick Description: At the church...Church and Bayou in Mobile.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2015 1:10:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMNGZQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 4

Long Description:
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.
Marker Name: Big Zion African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/09/big_zion_she_has_landed_many_a.html


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1972

Marker Number: None listed

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