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Near Dinwiddie in Dinwiddie County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House

 
 
Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number S 42.)
 
Location. 37° 8.245′ N, 77° 31.598′ W. Marker is near Dinwiddie, Virginia, in Dinwiddie County. Marker is at the intersection of Boydton Plank Road (U.S. 1) and Quaker Road, on the right when traveling south on Boydton Plank Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dinwiddie VA 23841, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raceland (here, next to this marker); Quaker Road Engagement (approx. 0.8 miles away); Cattle (Beefsteak) Raid (approx. 0.9 miles away); White Oak Road
Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (S 42) and Raceland (S 46) Markers. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. Gravelly Run Quaker Meeting House (S 42) and Raceland (S 46) Markers.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Burgess Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hatcher's Run (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of White Oak Road (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Dinwiddie.
 
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Gravelly Run is 1.5 miles south of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
3. Gravelly Run is 1.5 miles south of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,104 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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