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Adams in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Friends Meeting House

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
1. Friends Meeting House Marker
Inscription.

Built in 1782 by Quakers who had settled Adams (then East Hoosuc) from Smithfield, R. I. and Dartmouth, Mass. in 1769. Coming together from the farms in this valley, the Friends worshipped here for sixty years before the meeting was laid down upon their removal to Western New York. The famous suffragist, Susan B. Anthony, grew up in this meeting and from her Quaker background developed her concerns for temperance and freedom for women. The building, unchanged since 1782, displays a variety of handiworks — symbol of the Quaker convincement that each man must be guided by his own inner light.
 
Erected 1959 by Adams Society of Friends Descendants.
 
Location. 42° 37.623′ N, 73° 7.54′ W. Marker is in Adams, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Touch for map. Marker and meeting house are in Maple Street Cemetery, about 100 feet SE from the cemetery's Notch Street entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Adams MA 01220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. East Hoosuck Society of Friends Revolutionary War Patriots (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Maple Street Cemetery

Friends Meeting House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
2. Friends Meeting House and Marker
(approx. ¼ mile away); William McKinley (approx. 0.4 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columbia World War I Memorial Park (approx. half a mile away); Susan Brownell Anthony (approx. half a mile away); Renfrew Manufacturing Company World War Honor Roll (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Adams.
 
Also see . . .
1. The East Hoosuck Quaker Meeting House. (Submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Susan B. Anthony: Early Life in Adams MA. (Submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
3. Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 2, 2018
4. Friends Meeting House
Looking WNW toward Mount Greylock and its War Memorial Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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