Friends Meeting House
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.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list.
Location. 42° 37.623′ N, 73° 7.54′ W. Marker is in Adams, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County
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 (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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.