Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church (HM26TZ)

Location: Orange, TX 77630 Orange County
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N 30° 6.054', W 93° 44.071'

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The earliest known Black congregation in Orange, Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church was started in 1871 as a result of the organizatonal efforts begun by Simon Jones, Peter Minor and William Ruben Minor. Joined later by William Edwards, Boyd Scott, Arthur Robinson, and John Williams, they raised funds for the construction of a church building, completed in 1872. The first sanctuary was a small frame structure on the corner of Third and Cherry streets. It was later moved to John Street and enlarged.The congregation was officially organized at a meeting in October 1873. The dedication ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Archie Vinerable and the Rev. A.J. Shotwell of Beaumont. Several other sanctuaries served the members before the present church was constructed in 1926. Designed by Dr. C.E. Jeter, it was completed during the pastorate of the Rev. W.J. Clark.The Mount Zion congregation has been instrumental in the development of the community, sponsoring missionary programs and serving as a nucleus for the formation of several churches. Many prominent area leaders have been members here.
HM NumberHM26TZ
Year Placed1981
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 429228 N 3330193
Decimal Degrees30.10090000, -93.73451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.054', W 93° 44.071'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 3.24" N, 93° 44' 4.2599999999999" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 598 W John Ave, Orange TX 77630, US
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