Lomax AME Zion Church

Description:

The Lomax Afro Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church is a 45' x 72' two-story, gabled roof, brick structure. The church features a small cemetery to the right side where approximately 50 church members and community leaders were interred from the 1880s to 1965.

The church first began as Little Zion Methodist Church in Freedman's Village in 1866. In the 1880s the congregation moved to Green Valley. Before a new church building could be created services were held in the home of community leaders Levi and Sarah Ann Jones. In 1876 a one acre plot was purchased for $75 and a new church, now called Lomax AME Zion, was constructed, using wood preserved from the original Freedman's Village structure. The church was expanded in 1889 and in 1922 the present building was completed.


Date:

1866

Creator:

None recorded.

Subject

None recorded.

Identifier

None recorded.

Contributor

None recorded.

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Citation

“Lomax AME Zion Church,” Built By the People Themselves, accessed July 14, 2024, https://lindseybestebreurtje.org/arlingtonhistory/items/show/35.

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