Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (HMLPP)

Location: Detroit, MI 48201 Wayne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.617', W 83° 3.402'

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In 1839 a group of black Detroit citizens formed the Colored Methodist Society, which became the core of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. The group held meetings in a hall which was donated by the Detroit Common Council. The Society moved several times, before a church was built on Lafayette in the 1840s. In 1841 the church assumed its present name and organization. From its inception, the church served in a number of ways; it has provided a school for black children, an agency to assist southern migrants, and a bureau for labor and housing. Today the church remains a focal point for community social services.
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker NumberL388
Year Placed1976
Placed ByDetroit Historical Department
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 330629 N 4691828
Decimal Degrees42.36028333, -83.05670000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.617', W 83° 3.402'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 37.02" N, 83° 3' 24.12" W
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Area Code(s)313, 248, 586, 734
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-693 E Warren Ave, Detroit MI 48201, US
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