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Snow Camp in Alamance County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751 / Abigail Overman Pike 1709 - 1781
 
Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
1. Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751 Marker
This marker is located on the east side of the meeting house.
 
Inscription. Side 1:
Cane Creek Friends Meeting Since 1751
The first Cane Creek Meetinghouse stood about two miles east on land belonging to John Stanfield. The first of four meetinghouses on this site was built in 1764 on land given by William Marshall. The third meetinghouse was destroyed by fire in 1879 and the fourth in January 1942. Ten months later the present building was completed and services were once again held on this site. Cane Creek has accomplished much through the years. Sylvan Academy was established in 1866, a part time minister was hired in 1918 and in 1941 Elbert Newlin was hired as the first full time minister. The first parsonage was built in 1947 on land donated by Pearl Griffin. The present parsonage was built in 1990 on land donated by David Carter. Strength from our past, faith in the future.

Side 2:
Abigail Overman Pike
1709 - 1781
A charter member of the Cane Creek Meeting and a recorded Quaker minister, she lived her Christian faith as she practice her Quaker beliefs. The Pike home stood about two miles west. She and Rachel Wright were part of a delegation that traveled on horseback to Perquimans County to request the Quarterly Meeting’s permission to establish a Monthly Meeting at Cane Creek. She traveled extensively to promote the growth
 
Abigail Overman Pike 1709 - 1781 Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
2. Abigail Overman Pike 1709 - 1781 Marker
 
of other Quaker Meetings and to represent Cane Creek at various meetings. Cane Creek relied on her judgment in many areas of the Meeting. She and John Pike married in 1731 and had 8 children. After John’s death in 1774, she moved from the area and joined New Garden Meeting. She is buried at Muddy Creek burial ground. This marker made possible by the efforts of Cane Creek Quaker Men and Friends.
 
Erected 2001 by Cane Creek Quaker Men and Friends.
 
Location. 35° 53.382′ N, 79° 26.721′ W. Marker is in Snow Camp, North Carolina, in Alamance County. Marker can be reached from West Greensboro Chapel Hill Road just north of Sylvan School Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Snow Camp NC 27349, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. A Memorial to British Troops Who Died in the Old Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Cane Creek Meeting (about 300 feet away, in a direct line); Freedom Hill Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cane Creek Meeting House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Micajah McPherson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Snow Camp (approx. 0.9 miles away); Allen House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Early Railroads (approx. 3.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Snow Camp.
 
Cane Creek Memorial Garden on east side of current Meeting House Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
3. Cane Creek Memorial Garden on east side of current Meeting House
Marker and 4th Meeting House Cornerstone (see picture below) can be seen in photo.
 
 
Cane Creek Friends Church and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
4. Cane Creek Friends Church and Marker
 
 
Cane Creek Meeting Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
5. Cane Creek Meeting
Marble Marker to Left of the Main Doors
 
 
Cane Creek Meeting Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
6. Cane Creek Meeting
Marble Marker to Right of the Main Doors
Cane Creek Meeting House Burnt. 1 Mo. 6. 1879. The First Monthly Mtg was Held by Women Friends 10 Mo. 7. 1751.
This Mtg. Appointed Reprs to Attend Quartly Mtg. in Perquimans Co. N.C.
 
 
Cornerstone of 4th Cane Creek Meeting House Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
7. Cornerstone of 4th Cane Creek Meeting House
 
 
Cane Creek Meeting - Memorial Garden Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
8. Cane Creek Meeting - Memorial Garden Marker
 
 
Cane Creek Meeting Interior Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
9. Cane Creek Meeting Interior
 
 
Cemetery at Cane Creek Meeting Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
10. Cemetery at Cane Creek Meeting
 
 
Simon Dixon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
11. Simon Dixon Marker
In Memory of
Simon Dixon
Born in Pennsylvania, 1728
Pioneer settler who bought these lands from the Lords Proprietors of North Carolina, 1751
Built Dixon's Mill, 1753
Died April 1781
and of his wife
Elizabeth Allen Dixon
Born in Pennsylvania, 1728
Died 1793
Both were charter members of Cane Creek Meeting Organized 1751
 
 
Simon Dixon Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
12. Simon Dixon Marker
Note the Sons of the American Revolution Emblem to the left of the inscription.
 
 
William Marshall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
13. William Marshall Marker
William Marshall
Born 1724 - Died 1803
Married 1746 to Rebecca Dixon,
Born 1732 - Died 1803.
Came to Cane Creek 1754
Gave 26 Aces of Land to Cane Creek Meeting. They Lived Across the Creek West of the Meeting House. Ancestors of th Marshall Family of N.C. and of the West.
Erected 1930
 
 
William Marshall Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Patrick G. Jordan, May 1, 2010
14. William Marshall Marker
 
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