The National Cathedral of African MethodismMetropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church was founded in the District of Columbia in 1838. It is the oldest A.M.E. church and the oldest continuously black-owned property in Washington, D.C. - the Nation's Capital. The church represents the merger of two other congregations, Israel Bethel A.M.E. (1821) and Union Bethel A.M.E. (1838). The latter was a stop on the Underground Railroad. These churches merged in 1870, and the present name, Metropolitan was officially designated and recognized by the General Conference of the A.M.E. Church in 1872.
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|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323503 N 4308264|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90555000, -77.03546667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.333', W 77° 2.128'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 19.98" N, 77° 2' 7.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1518 M St NW, Washington DC 20005, US|
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