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Rye in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rye Meeting House

 
 
Rye Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Clary, June 7, 2010
1. Rye Meeting House Marker
Inscription.
c. 1835,
Religious Society of Friends,
Quaker.
The Founder of Quakerism, George Fox, who landed at Rye in 1678, experienced that God speaks to the condition of each person through an Inner Light.
 
Location. 40° 57.529′ N, 73° 41.33′ W. Marker is in Rye, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Milton Road. Click for map. Marker is between Hewlett Avenue and Fairlawn Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Milton Road, Rye NY 10580, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. half a mile away); Playland Amusement Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763 (approx. 0.9 miles away but has been reported missing); Boston Post Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Rye Fort 1675 (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763 (approx. 1.5 miles away); African Cemetery 1860-1964 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rye.
 
Regarding Rye Meeting House. The
Rye Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Clary, June 7, 2010
2. Rye Meeting House
Rye Meeting House has had many different purposes during its history including use as a schoolhouse, an Episcopal gathering place for roughly 8 decades called Grace Chapel, and a Zen retreat. It was acquired by the City of Rye in 2002 through a Land and Water Conservation grant and awaits restoration. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. This page has been viewed 690 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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