AME Church in Bacton Hill

The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church was regularly attended by African Americans who lived and worked on Bacton Hill.

A crumbling stone building still stands on Bacton Hill Road. There are many gravestones in the cemetery surrounding the building, although by the size of the property, it can be believed that there were others. The AME Church grew out of the Free African Society (FAS) which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787.

Little is known about the lives of these people, who were once a great part of the history of East Whiteland. Many of these worshippers were former slaves or “freemen”.

The church is located on Bacton Hill Road.