Friends Cemetery / The Underground Railroad

Friends Cemetery / The Underground Railroad (HM25MR)

Location: New Paris, PA 15554 Bedford County
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N 40° 9.243', W 78° 34.964'

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Friends Cemetery
Founded 1794
Originally 6 acres of ground was purchased from William Webb, Frederick County, Maryland, for 15 shillings per acre, August 30, 1794, by "Members of the Society of People called Quakers to be used as a site for a meeting house and grave-yard."
1884-5 church meeting houses moved into Fishertown.

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The Underground Railroad
This Quaker burial ground was used by Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting until 1948. Many buried here were active in the Underground Railroad despite the risks of imprisonment, barn burning or loss of other personal property. Believing in that of God in every person, Quakers aided slaves in their journeys to freedom until the Civil War ended. There is no record of the capture of any slaves while in the care of local friends.
Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting est. 1795
HM NumberHM25MR
Year Placed1967
Placed ByChestnut Ridge Lions Club
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Date Added Saturday, February 24th, 2018 at 7:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 705883 N 4447656
Decimal Degrees40.15405000, -78.58273333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 9.243', W 78° 34.964'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 9' 14.58" N, 78° 34' 57.84" W
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Area Code(s)814
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3001 Quaker Valley Rd, New Paris PA 15554, US
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