Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (HM2AB8)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 7.026', W 77° 33.76'

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Mt. Zion, recognized as the oldest continuing African American Methodist congregation in Virginia, traces its origins to the Old Stone Church, established in Leesburg in 1766. Black members of the Old Stone Church, desiring their own church after the Civil War, purchased land here for $250 in 1867 and built Mt. Zion. The Rev. William O. Robey, who taught in schools for emancipated African Americans, led the congregation. From 1939 to 1968, Mt. Zion was part of the segregated Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church. Mt. Olive Church, established by African Americans in nearby Gleedsville in 1889, merged with Mt. Zion in 1984-1985.
HM NumberHM2AB8
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historical Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 13th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 278445 N 4332898
Decimal Degrees39.11710000, -77.56266667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 7.026', W 77° 33.76'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 7' 1.56" N, 77° 33' 45.6" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12 North St NE, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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