Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House

Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (HMBK0)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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N 37° 8.245', W 77° 31.598'

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Quakers began settling the region by the end of the 17th century. Named for nearby Gravelly Run stream, the meetinghouse was built by 1767. It became the religious center for the Quakers in Dinwiddie and surrounding counties. In the early 1800s the yearly meeting for the Upper Monthly Meeting was frequently held at Gravelly Run. Membership began to decline then because the Quakers refused to bear arms and opposed slavery. As a result, several members moved to Ohio, Tennessee, and Indiana, and the meetinghouse was abandoned in the 1830s.
HM NumberHMBK0
Marker NumberS 42
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 275575 N 4113105
Decimal Degrees37.13741667, -77.52663333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 8.245', W 77° 31.598'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 8' 14.70" N, 77° 31' 35.88" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9784-9798 Boydton Plank Rd, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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