Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House

Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House (HMVW2)

Location: Montpelier, VA 23192 Hanover County
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N 37° 49.419', W 77° 37.759'

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English immigrant Thomas Stanley, born about 1670, championed the right to religious freedom early in the 1700s. Stanley gave nearby land for a Quaker meetinghouse, school, and cemetery. Until the 19th century, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) convened here for worship. Here in 1767, Quakers spoke out strongly against enslavement of blacks, which resulted in a 1772 resolution prohibiting the purchase and hiring of slaves by Quakers. By 1779, they had recommended freeing all slaves and approximately 200 were freed as a result. In 1875, the meeting was disbanded because of westward Quaker migration. The building burned in 1904.
HM NumberHMVW2
Marker NumberI 10-c
Year Placed2009
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 5:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 268580 N 4189506
Decimal Degrees37.82365000, -77.62931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 49.419', W 77° 37.759'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 49' 25.14" N, 77° 37' 45.54" W
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Area Code(s)804, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15315 W Patrick Henry Rd, Montpelier VA 23192, US
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