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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Meeting House 1816

Religious Society of Friends

 
 
Meeting House 1816 Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 31, 2008
1. Meeting House 1816 Marker
Inscription. Grew from New-Wark Meeting established 1682. Present house is third in this vicinity. Friends School begun here in 1748 has operated continuously. Among 3,000 buried in yard are founders of Wilmington, John Dickinson, "Penman of the Revolution," and Thomas Garrett, Leader of Underground Railroad on Delmarva Peninsula.
 
Erected 1959 by Public Archives Commission. (Marker Number NC-76.)
 
Location. 39° 44.51′ N, 75° 33.268′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and West Street, on the right when traveling west on 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Dickinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilmington Friends Meeting (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Garrett (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Farmers Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willingtown Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lincoln's Speech (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Town Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Lodge of Delaware A.F.&A.M. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .
Meeting House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 7, 2012
2. Meeting House and Marker
 Thomas Garrett by RussPickett. (Submitted on September 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Abolition & Underground RRCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial EraNotable BuildingsNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 31, 2008
3. Friends Meeting House
Meeting House and Burial Ground occupies an entire block.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,002 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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