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Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church

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116 Elm Street, Fort Worth, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 45' 26.887284", -97° 19' 43.700772"
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     The oldest and largest African Methodist Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. This church organization was organized about 1870 by the Rev. Moody, pioneer circuit rider, and five area settlers. Members met in homes until facilities were built at this site soon after it was purchased in 1878. The name Allen was adopted as part of the congregational title in 1879 to honor Richard Allen, a former slave who became the first Bishop of the A.M.E. faith. Led by 29 pastors in over a century of service, Allen Chapel has played a significant role in Fort Worth's development. (1982)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church Historical Marker Location Map, Fort Worth, Texas