Clinton Chapel AME Zion Church

National Register Listing
Street Address:
108 S. Enterprise St., Union, SC (Union County)

NRHP Nomination


Record Number:
Description and Narrative:
Located at 108 South Enterprise Street in Union, Clinton Chapel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church is a Gothic Revival church significant for its associations with Union’s African American community from the late 19th century through World War II. Built in 1893 with an annex added in 1948, Clinton Chapel was constructed during a period of growth for the AME church and the consolidation of Jim Crow segregation. It is representative of the important role that black churches played as social and cultural institutions during this period, nurturing the spiritual needs of their parishioners and providing spaces for public gatherings and community events. As a late 19th century Black church, Clinton Chapel comes under the umbrella of the National Register Multiple Property Listing “Historic Resources of Union, S.C., c.1823-c.1940,” which includes Black churches as a property type significant for representing “…the growth and expansion of black congregations in Union.” Listed in the National Register March 12, 2020.
Period of Significance:
1893 – 1948
Level of Significance:
Area of Significance:
Ethnic Heritage: Black
National Register Determination:
Date of Certification:
March 12 2020

Related places
Union County