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Westbury in Nassau County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Westbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends

Quaker Meetinghouses, School and Cemetery, Est. 1671

 
 
Westbury Monthly Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 29, 2018
1. Westbury Monthly Meeting Marker
Inscription.  In the 1700s, Quakers in the Westbury Monthly Meeting manumitted enslaved African Americans, educated together White and African American children and established a cemetery for people of all races and creeds.

Current meetinghouses constructed, 1830 & 1902
 
Erected by Village of Westbury, Historical Society of the Westburies.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRChurches & ReligionEducation. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1830.
 
Location. 40° 45.957′ N, 73° 35.24′ W. Marker is in Westbury, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Post Avenue south of Jericho Turnpike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 550 Post Avenue, Westbury NY 11590, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Westbury Friends Meeting House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); House of Ambrose Clark (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westbury World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Westbury World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Robert Bacon Memorial Children's Library (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hicks Nursery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Westbury African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Westbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 29, 2018
2. Westbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Marker - wide view
Looking east across Post Avenue, with the cemetery in the background.
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Westbury.
 
Current Meetinghouse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 29, 2018
3. Current Meetinghouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 129 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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