Mt. Zion Methodist Church

Mt. Zion Methodist Church (HM2D1T)

Location: Woodstock, VA 22664 Shenandoah County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.952', W 78° 30.149'

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Inspired by visits from traveling preachers, African Americans organized what would become Mt. Zion United Methodist Church ca. 1867. The congregation acquired the framework of a former German Reformed Church in 1869, moved it to this site, and used it to construct a sanctuary. In a town segregated by race, this church was the center of the African American neighborhood and hosted religious, educational, political and social events. After black residents campaigned for a school building, Woodstock's first African American public school was built on the church lot in 1882. The congregation constructed a new sanctuary here in 1921 under the leadership of Rev. W. H. Polk.
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HM NumberHM2D1T
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Year Placed2018
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Date Added Wednesday, December 26th, 2018 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 716636 N 4306706
Decimal Degrees38.88253333, -78.50248333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.952', W 78° 30.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 57.12" N, 78° 30' 8.9400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 158 N Church St, Woodstock VA 22664, US
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