Mount Zion Baptist Church

Mount Zion Baptist Church (HM1HT2)

Location: Abilene, TX 79601 Taylor County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 27.48', W 99° 43.594'

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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.
HM NumberHM1HT2
Marker Number3500
Year Placed1995
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 3:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 431714 N 3591435
Decimal Degrees32.45800000, -99.72656667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.48', W 99° 43.594'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 28.8" N, 99° 43' 35.64" W
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Area Code(s)325
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-598 Stafford, Abilene TX 79601, US
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