Somerton Friends Meeting

Somerton Friends Meeting (HM22NH)

Location: Suffolk, VA 23434
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N 36° 42.056', W 76° 42.074'

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George Fox, founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), visited this area in 1672 during a missionary journey to Virginia and North Carolina. His visit encouraged Friends who had settled nearby and led to the organization of Somerton Friends Meeting. Members conducted worship in private homes and later built a meetinghouse three miles southwest of here. The Somerton meetinghouse, along with a nearby school for African Americans, was burned in 1866. The congregation constructed its current building on the same site in 1869. Somerton is the oldest active Quaker meeting in Virginia.
HM NumberHM22NH
Year Placed2015
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 348033 N 4063045
Decimal Degrees36.70093333, -76.70123333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 42.056', W 76° 42.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 42' 3.3599999999998" N, 76° 42' 4.4399999999999" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3801 Holland Rd, Suffolk VA 23434, US
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