Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is one of the oldest parishes in Atlanta. Its history dates all the way back to at least 1796 but unmarked graves are likely older than that. Services were first held in a log structure which was also used as a schoolhouse. A meetinghouse was built in 1830 and the current church was constructed 1939. The church is an active and vibrant community, holding annual events and various social gatherings.


  • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is well over 200 years old, making it one of the oldest churches in Atlanta. The current building was built in 1939.
    Mt. Zion United Methodist Church is well over 200 years old, making it one of the oldest churches in Atlanta. The current building was built in 1939.
  • The cemetery contains graves that date to 1796 but also unmarked graves that probably are even older.
    The cemetery contains graves that date to 1796 but also unmarked graves that probably are even older.
"Mt. Zion United Methodist Church." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed October 10, 2017. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=17787.

"Who We Are." Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Accessed October 10, 2017.  http://www.mtzumc.org/who_we_are.