Camden Friends Meeting

Camden Friends Meeting (HMQEY)

Location: Camden, DE 19934 Kent County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 6.876', W 75° 32.856'

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Burial Place of John Hunn This house of worship, built in 1805, was first a Preparative Meeting under the care of Motherkiln (Murderkill) Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). In 1830, Camden Monthly Meeting was formed by uniting with Motherkiln and Duck Creek Monthly Meetings. It has since absorbed all other Quaker Meetings in Kent and Sussex Counties. Many members were active in the anti-slavery movement. Local Quakers such as the Hunn, Jenkins, and Cowgill families, were well known for their efforts in support of abolition. Some served as conductors on the Underground Railroad, providing "safe houses" and passing fugitive slaves northward. Of particular note was John Hunn, the Chief Engineer of the Underground Railroad in Delaware. A resident of the Middletown area during much of his life, Hunn was responsible for the operation of the network that transported thousands of escapees through Delaware to Wilmington, and thence to freedom. A man of great modesty, he declined to take credit for his heroic efforts. He was laid to rest in the adjoining burial ground following his death in 1894.
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HM NumberHMQEY
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Marker NumberKC-73
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 12:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 452658 N 4329636
Decimal Degrees39.11460000, -75.54760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.876', W 75° 32.856'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 52.56" N, 75° 32' 51.36" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 130 E Camden Wyoming Ave, Camden DE 19934, US
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