First Quaker Meeting

First Quaker Meeting (HM1LN5)

Location: Farmington, MI 48335 Oakland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 27.928', W 83° 22.679'

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In the 1820's, members of the Society of Friends played a key role in the settlement of several Michigan communities. Farmington was founded in 1824 by Arthur Power, a Quaker from Farmington, New York. In 1831, what was apparently Michigan's first formal Quaker Meeting was organized at Farmington. Power in 1832 gave the land for the meeting house and the old Quaker Cemetery located one-half mile west of here on Gill Road. Earlier, in 1828, these Friends opened a school. This industrious group provided the nucleus around which the present city and township developed. The Quakers were also active in the antislavery movement. Farmington had a station on the Underground Railroad.
HM NumberHM1LN5
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Marker Number266
Placed ByMichigan Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at 2:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 304497 N 4704198
Decimal Degrees42.46546667, -83.37798333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 27.928', W 83° 22.679'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 27' 55.68" N, 83° 22' 40.74" W
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Area Code(s)248
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33441-33499 Grand River Ave, Farmington MI 48335, US
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