Early Quakers in Richmond

Early Quakers in Richmond (HMLLE)

Location: Richmond, VA 23223
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 31.906', W 77° 25.558'

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Near this site a meetinghouse was built in 1797 to 1798 by members of the Religious Society of Friends. Called Quakers, the earliest had arrived in Virginia from England in 1655. The building was the second house of worship in Richmond after St. John's Church. Richmond Quakers advocated religious freedom, worked to make the prison system more humane and, as pacifists, usually refused to bear arms. They also joined with the Virginia Society of Friends to pressure the General Assembly for passage of the Manumission Act of 1782. Because they opposed slavery, many Quakers migrated west early in the 19th century.
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Marker NumberSA 46-a
Year Placed2008
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 5:43am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 285642 N 4156631
Decimal Degrees37.53176667, -77.42596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 31.906', W 77° 25.558'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 31' 54.36" N, 77° 25' 33.48" W
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Area Code(s)757, 804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10 S 20th St, Richmond VA 23223, US
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