Historic Markers Across Georgia

Old Zion Heritage Museum

Marker ID:  
Location: intersection of Lemon St and Haynes St, Marietta, GA
County: Cobb
Coordinates: N 33° 57.3    W 084° 32.833
  33.955    -84.54721666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
Old Zion Heritage Museum Marker
Photo by David Seibert


Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1866 by 88 former slaves who left First Baptist Church. The first worship place was a brush arbor. Next a small wooden structure was built which was destroyed by fire.
In 1888, the present structure was built.

Original early 20th century pews are still used. Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Restored in 1997. Museum established in 2003

Old Zion Heritage Museum
Old Zion Heritage Museum
Photo by David Seibert


More information:
Wikipedia - Slavery
Allince87 - Modern Slavery
Wikipedia - Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves
Wikipedia - Emancipation Proclamation
Wikipedia - Thirteenth Amendment