Mt. Zion Church

mtzionchurch2Mt Zion Church-Elk county’s First Protestant Church
Bennett’s Valley, PA

harrietpearsallalfpearsallOn October 14, 1784 Harriet Pearsall deeded a lot for the Mt Zion church to be known as a Baptist Union meeting house. It was to establish a house of worship on the condition that this meeting house would be open and free for people of all evangelical denominationsThe history of Mt Zion church which is the first Protestant church in Elk County goes back to the mid 1800s and the Pearsall family. Sherry Jesberger wrote an article which covers this history quite well. Please click on the title to read the full article called:

“Pioneer Spirit: The Pearsall Family and My Zion Church”.

Mt Zion Church was a key part of the lives of people of Bennett’s Valley. One such rememberance was by Mrs. Joseph (Nora) Burke. If you have other similar stories from your ancestors please share them with us.


Mt Zion Church Memorial

Mt Zion Church Memorial
Located at Mt Zion Historical Park