Mt Zion Historical Chapel

This lovely building has roots back to 1853, although it only dates to 1917.  How, you ask?  



The current building today known as Mt. Zion Historical Chapel now sits near the location of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church as of 1853.  Prior to that, burials were made on the site as early as the 1840s.



Unfortunately no images survive of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  The church remained at this site until the 1880s when it was taken apart and rebuilt in the nearby town of Burton.  Now renamed the First Baptist Church of Burton it suffered great damage in the 1900 Storm.

1940 Baptist church.jpg


In 1917, the church rebuilt yet again due to those damages.  Local builders C.W. Homeyer and Will Weeren completed the building and it served the congregation and local community for over 60 years.