Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church (HMIL2)

Location: Andrews, SC 29510 Williamsburg County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 32.334', W 79° 35.819'

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This church was founded in 1867 on land donated by Moses and Matilda Watson. It was the first African American church in the Bloomingvale community and was organized by trustees Orange Bruorton, Augusta Dicker, Sr., Fred Grant, Esau Green, Fortune Session, Moses Watson, and Richmond White. It was also mother church to Bruorton Chapel A.M.E. Church, active until the 1950s.

Mt. Zion also sponsored Mt. Zion School, which closed in 1958. The first sanctuary here, a wood frame church, was replaced in the early 1920s by a second wood frame church built by carpenter Rev. W.C. Ervin, Sr. The present church, the third serving Mt. Zion, was built 1948-1954 by carpenter Rev. W.C. Ervin, Jr. It was covered in brick veneer in the late 1950s.
HM NumberHMIL2
Marker Number45-14
Year Placed2003
Placed ByUnited Bruorton/Brewington Family Reunion and the Congregation of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 630266 N 3711913
Decimal Degrees33.53890000, -79.59698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 32.334', W 79° 35.819'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 32' 20.04" N, 79° 35' 49.14" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8197-8227 Thurgood Marshall Hwy, Andrews SC 29510, US
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