Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Somerton Friends Meeting
George Fox founder of the Religious Society of Friends also known as Quakers passed through this community in 1672 holding the first local meeting of Friends in a field located approximately 1.5 miles east of this location at what is today the vicinity of Porterfield Lane and Quaker Drive. Legend has it that this mill stone marked the location of the original meeting until the stone was moved to the current Meeting House site to protect it circa 1960.
Location. 36° 39.392′ N, 76° 43.653′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Ouaker Drive (County Route 759) 0.1 miles west of Box Elder Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Somerton Friends Meeting House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5239 Ouaker Drive, Suffolk VA 23437, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Fox Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Ruritan Club (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Somerton Friends Meeting Nansemond County Training School (approx. 5.2 miles away); Mount Sinai Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 9.2 miles away); Washington Ditch (approx. 9.2 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.