Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House (HM10T4)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 22.415', W 79° 11.491'

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In the mid-18th century, members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) settled in the Lynchburg area, initially worshiping in one another's houses. According to local tradition, the first meetinghouse was constructed here of logs in 1757 and enlarged in 1763. In 1768 it burned and the next year a frame church was built. It stood until 1792, when construction began on a stone meetinghouse completed in 1798. It deteriorated after 1835 as many Quakers, who opposed slavery, emigrated from Lynchburg and Virginia to free states. The meetinghouse was restored in the 20th century as the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. John Lynch, the founder of Lynchburg, and his mother, Sarah Lynch, are buried in the adjacent cemetery.
HM NumberHM10T4
Marker NumberL 20
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:55am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 660128 N 4137850
Decimal Degrees37.37358333, -79.19151667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.415', W 79° 11.491'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 24.90" N, 79° 11' 29.46" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5800-5802 Fort Ave, Lynchburg VA 24502, US
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