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Stop 12: Bethel AME Zion Church

  • Overview

    The Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church was founded in 1873, as a mission, known as the "Little Ark." The late Jack Murchison built a brush shelter to preach to two neighboring plantations. A few years later, a Presbyterian minister preached at Little Ark and established it as a Presbyterian church. Subsequently, a Methodist minister from Fayetteville arrived and converted them to Methodism, which later became apart of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church movement.

    Hours: Exterior view only or by appointment, daily before dusk.

    Next Stop: Turn around on Vass Road. Turn right onto Bragg Boulevard. Merge with NC 210, Murchison Road. Take I-295 South to All-American Freeway, towards Fayetteville. Take next exit to the right onto Sante Fe Drive. Make right onto Santa Fe Road. Make right onto Yadkin Road.

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