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16-64 Mt Zion Baptist Church
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NCDaywalker
N 34° 23.776 W 079° 54.092
17S E 600969 N 3806642
Quick Description: A large country church just off the highway, Mt Zion Baptist Church is a prominent area church with a large, vibrant congregation.
Location: South Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2018 3:37:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMZDJC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member jhuoni
Views: 2

Long Description:
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(Front)
This church, founded in 1869, was organized by 36 black members of nearby Black Creek Baptist Church, who received letters of dismissal to form their own congregation. Rev. William Hart, its first minister, served until his death in 1872. He was succeeded by his son, Rev. Alfred Hart, who served here 1872-79, after representing Darlington County in the S.C. House 1870-72.
(Reverse)
The church held its first services in a brush arbor on this site, which its trustees bought from James C. McCallman in 1872. After worshipping under a frame shelter for several years, Mt. Zion built its first permanent sanctuary, a frame building, in 1890. The congregation grew enough to build a second frame church in 1908. The present brick sanctuary was dedicated in 1979.

Erected by the Darlington County Historical Commission, 2011
Marker Name: Mt Zion Baptist Church

Marker Location: Roadside

Type of Marker: Building

Marker number: 16-64

County: Darlington

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