Mt. Zion Methodist Church

Mt. Zion Methodist Church (HMOYN)

Location: Florence, SC 29506 Florence County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 10.758', W 79° 38.616'

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This church, founded in 1868 with Rev. James Wesley Johnson as its first minister, held its early services in a brush arbor. In 1870 trustees purchased this 1 ? acre tract to build a "Negro Schoolhouse" sponsored by the church, the first in the Mars Bluff community. This sanctuary, originally a frame building, was built in 1875 on a tract purchased from the school.

The sanctuary was extensively remodeled and covered in brick veneer in 1970. The cemetery nearby, established in 1876, includes the graves of such early church leaders as Anthony H. Howard (1840-1908), a former slave who served in the S.C. House of Representatives during Reconstruction. Howard was also one of several black farmers who grew rice here after the Civil War.
Marker Number21-17
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Congregation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 3:20pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 625001 N 3782868
Decimal Degrees34.17930000, -79.64360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 10.758', W 79° 38.616'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 10' 45.48" N, 79° 38' 36.96" W
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Area Code(s)843
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5040 State Rd S-21-724, Florence SC 29506, US
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