Details for Mount Zion Baptist Church

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5441003500


Marker Number 3500
Atlas Number 5441003500
Marker Title Mount Zion Baptist Church
Index Entry Mount Zion Baptist Church
Address 520 Stafford St.
City Abilene
County Taylor
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 431685
UTM Northing 3591450
Subject Codes Baptist denomination; churches; African American topics
Marker Year 1994
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 520 Stafford Street, Abilene
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text The Reverend James Curry, a missionary from Sherman, Texas, organized this congregation in 1885. It is the oldest African American church in the city. The Reverend James Lewis served as first pastor of the congregation, which met in a small house near the railroad tracks until about 1907, when a sanctuary was erected at the corner of 4th and Cherry streets in the south part of town. The church moved to the north side of town in 1940. A part of Abilene history for well over a century, Mount Zion Baptist Church continues to serve the community with a variety of programs. (1995)

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