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Creation Date

11-24-2012

Description

Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Marker Union Co, FL.

This marker is located in Lake Butler in Union County , Florida.

The marker reads as : " Continuous religious services have been held on this site since 1844. The first church, of hand hewn logs was erected, and the following were elected elders at the time of constitution, February 20, 1847: Cornealus Buey and Sham Peacock. The first pastor was Elder Elias Knight. Other charter members were Jonas, Sarah, Penny, and Emily Driggers, John Wester and James Johnson. One of the oldest marked graves is John Roberts, 1778-1854. This church is now and has been since constitution a member of the Suwannee Association of the Primitive Baptist Faith and Order."

Sponsors: Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials in Cooperation with the Board of County Commissioners, Union County.

Latitude, Longitude

30.08696111, -82.36897778

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church and Swift Creek Cemetery Marker; Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church; Swift Creek Cemetery; Suwannee Association of the Primitive Baptist Faith and Order; Union County (Fl.); Lake Butler (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Lake Butler.

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