Details for Saint James A.M.E. Church (Atlas Number 5139007145)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5139007145


Marker Number 7145
Atlas Number 5139007145
Marker Title Saint James A.M.E. Church
Index Entry Saint James A.M.E. Church
City Milford
County Ellis
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 693704
UTM Northing 3555419
Subject Codes African American topics; Gothic Revial (Architectural style); churches; African Methodist or Colored/Christian Methodist Episcopal
Marker Year 1992
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location FM 308 and Bois D'arc St., Milford
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text This church was organized by the Rev. Joshua Goins, Sr., in 1883. Services began in the home of Pleasant Zollicoffer and moved to the Odd Fellows' Hall before this church structure was erected in 1907. This building exhibits exceptional craftsmanship and incorporates Gothic Revival style details such as twin towers and gabled facade and Romanesque style rounded windows. Saint James is Milford's oldest African - American church and building.