Randolph County Quakers

Randolph County Quakers (HM1B9C)

Location: Winchester, IN 47394 Randolph County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 10.348', W 84° 58.799'

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(Side One)
When this meeting house was dedicated 1898, membership in Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Winchester was largest in the world. Migration of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) into this area began 1814 with the arrival of families from southern states seeking good farm land; population grew and significantly influenced development of the county.

(Side Two)
Men and women participated in humanitarian and social reforms including temperance, woman suffrage, and education for American Indians and blacks. Area Quakers protested slavery and assisted nearby black settlements; county was one of only four that voted against adoption of Article XIII, 1851 Indiana Constitution, prohibiting blacks from entering the state.
HM NumberHM1B9C
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number68.2010.1
Year Placed2010
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Yearly Meeting, Winchester Quarterly Meeting, and Winchester Monthly Meeting
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 671999 N 4448855
Decimal Degrees40.17246667, -84.97998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 10.348', W 84° 58.799'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 10' 20.88" N, 84° 58' 47.94" W
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Area Code(s)765
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 E Washington St, Winchester IN 47394, US
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