Historic Markers Across Florida

Mount Zion Primitive Baptist Church And Swift Creek Cemetery

Marker ID: FLHM F-118
Location: C.R. 231A,.2 miles west of C.R. 231,north,on church
County: Union
Coordinates: N 30° 05.214    W 082° 22.141
  30.0869    -82.36901666
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM80WT


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 Board of County Commissioners, Union County


City: Lake Butler, FL