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Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church


category : Churches
Begun in 1866 as a brush arbor church, built of poles, tree branches and bushes by freed slaves. The first wooden structure was built by the church's congregation in 1874. It was replaced by the current brick Romanesque Revival building in 1913.


Please call the church or the Chester County library (803-377-8145) for detailed directions and more information.
The Chester County Cemetery survey needs your help in locating abandoned and rural church cemeteries and in taking rosters of rural African-American church graveyards. If you are interested or have questions, call Tally Johnson at 803-377-8145.


Hours:

  • Hours Year-round: View from outside, open on Sundays.

Address: 182 York ST
Chester,SC 29706

Phone: (803) 385-2809

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