Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church

Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (HM8A1)

Location: Delaware, OH 43015 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.658', W 83° 4.309'

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Organized in 1845, Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest congregation of African descent in Delaware, with Reverend Daniel Winslow serving as the first minister. In 1853 the cornerstone of the first church was laid, which was dedicated in 1855. Three former Pastors of Zion became Bishops in the AME Church—James A. Shorter, 1868; John Mifflin Brown, 1868; and Cornelius T. Shaffer, 1900. In 1876 the existing church was razed and carpenter, brick mason, and plaster church members built the present edifice. A fire destroyed the interior on December 19, 1983, and for two years the congregation met in the recreation building of the Londontown Apartments, undercroft of the William Street Methodist Church, and sanctuary of the Victory Seventh Day Adventist Church. On the first Sunday in October 1985, Presiding Elder Virgil Cummins, Pastor Rodney Thomas, and the congregation marched from the Adventist Church back into the restored sanctuary.
HM NumberHM8A1
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number13-21
Year Placed2004
Placed ByZion African Methodist Episcopal Church and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 10:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 323905 N 4462481
Decimal Degrees40.29430000, -83.07181667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.658', W 83° 4.309'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 39.48" N, 83° 4' 18.54" W
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Area Code(s)614, 740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 146 S Washington St, Delaware OH 43015, US
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