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Mount Peace

Mount Peace Cemetery was founded in 1902 as a burial ground for freed blacks and enslaved individuals. Many of those interred were excluded from whites-only cemeteries or burial grounds that were affiliated with specific houses of worship. Mount Peace became a resting place for African Americans including, at least 77 Civil War veterans including Congressional Medal of Honor winner John Lawson, as well as veterans of the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean War.

Mt. Pisgah AME Church

Mt. Pisgah AME Church, originally named Snow Hill Church, started as a multiracial congregation in 1792. Mt. Pisgah’s first congregations met in homes in & around Free Haven before the first church was built in 1808. By 1815, Rev. Allen, a popular circuit rider & preacher in the community, led a break from the Methodist national organization - and Mt Pisgah AME Church was born. Many of the churches now located in Lawnside and nearby Haddonfield were birthed out of congregations of Mt. Pisgah.

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church

After a small group of church members broke off from Mt. Pisgah AME Church in 1817, they re-establish themselves as African Wesleyan Methodist Episcopal Church in 1828, when they decided to remain aligned with the national organization. The church would undergo name changes consistent with those of the Methodist church worldwide, and is currently known as Mt. Zion United Methodist Church.

Pathways to Freedom

Listen to an audio tour of local historical sites in southern NJ

Listen along to this podcast about the Peter Mott House and four other historic African American site in Camden County at Pathways to Freedom. This podcast and recording is a project of the South Jersey Tourism Corporation and Camden County funded by the New Jersey Historic Trust.

For more information about this project, please click here.

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