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Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Holly, Burlington County

One of the delightful religious buildings in the state, the Mount Moriah A.M.E. was built in 1835. The congregation had organized by 1826 and their first building was erected a mile or so west of this site, on the grounds of what is now the Mount Moriah cemetery. Black churches, like the early Catholic churches, had to build on the outskirts of town, and not simply because their members lived there. In most communities, a desirable or prominent plot of land would not have been sold to either for building a church.




Copyright (c) 2001 Frank L. Greenagel