Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (HMIHA)

Location: Summerton, SC 29148 Clarendon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 32.045', W 80° 14.723'

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[Front] This church, organized about 1865, held its early services in a nearby brush arbor but built a permanent sanctuary here soon afterwards. Rev. Daniel Humphries, its first pastor, served both Mt. Zion and its sister church St. James 1865-1879. The original sanctuary was torn down in 1918 and the present sanctuary was built that year with lumber from the old sanctuary.

[Reverse] Mt. Zion School, once located here, served the community for many years with church member I.S. Hilton as principal. Mt. Zion A.M.E. hosted several meetings from 1948 to 1954 on the desegregation of the public schools, and member Levi Pearson was the plaintiff in Pearson v. County Board of Education (1948), which led to the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954).
Marker Number14-13
Year Placed1999
Placed ByThe Congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:23am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 570066 N 3710752
Decimal Degrees33.53408333, -80.24538333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 32.045', W 80° 14.723'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 32' 2.70" N, 80° 14' 43.38" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 M W Rickenbaker Rd, Summerton SC 29148, US
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