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Friends Meeting House and Graveyard

 
 
Friends Meeting House and Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 29, 2003
1. Friends Meeting House and Graveyard Marker
Inscription.  After founding the town of Ellicotts Mills in 1772, the Ellicott brothers established this burying ground in 1795 and built the adjacent Friends Meeting House in 1800.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1772.
 
Location. 39° 15.969′ N, 76° 47.954′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Old Columbia Pike, 0.2 miles south of Main Street, on the left when traveling south. This marker is across Old Columbia Pike from 3747 Old Columbia Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Andrew Ellicott (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ellicott (within shouting distance of this marker); Tonge Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Taylor's Row (about
Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 3, 2018
2. Friends Meeting House
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300 feet away); Day-French-Puhl House (about 400 feet away); Baltimore Regional Trail (about 500 feet away); Yates Market & Hardware (about 500 feet away); The Sykes Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
Also see . . .  Friends Meeting House and Graveyard. HO-65, National Register of Historic Places, Nomination Form. (Submitted on January 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Important to Note
Please note that the photos of the graveyard are of the Ellicott Family Cemetery, not The Friends Meeting House Graveyard that the historical marker is for, which is located between The Friends Meeting House and the Ellicott Family Cemetery. But because it is so overgrown, since it has not been taken care of since the early 1800s, it is not surprising if the person taking the photos missed it. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 2, 2020, by Elizabeth Walsh of Columbia,
Ellicott Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 3, 2018
3. Ellicott Family Cemetery
Maryland.

2. Request for removal of incorrect language on one page of website (This comment only shown to person who submitted it, and to the editor.)
I request the removal of a notice on the page labelled "Friends Meetinghouse and Graveyard Historical Marker." A comment was added by "Elizabeth Walsh of Columbia, Maryland" that states, in part, "...the owners of The Friends Meeting House took as much of it as they could down and got rid of it."
I am not the owner of the Meetinghouse. But I do represent the owner of the Graveyard, the Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, where I am the Trustee responsible for oversight of burial grounds owned by the Society. The entire comment added by Ms. Walsh is not accurate, has no basis in fact, and should be removed as soon as you can get to it. I ask this in fairness to the owners of the Meetinghouse, who are the neighbors of the Graveyard and who have been unfairly accused of damaging our property. Thank you for your consideration.

Tom Farquhar Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted December 21, 2021.
 
Ellicott Graveyard Inc. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, January 3, 2018
4. Ellicott Graveyard Inc.
The property enclosed with this wall is owned by Ellicott Graveyard Inc. a Maryland corporation; as well as the right of access there to over the roadway from the Columbia Turnpike.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,713 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on October 27, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on January 4, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Feb. 4, 2023