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

Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
1. Quaker Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  Built and first meetings held 1698
Erected 1932 by State Education Department.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1698.
Location. 40° 44.368′ N, 73° 27.356′ W. Marker is in Farmingdale, New York, in Nassau County. Marker is on Quaker Meeting House Road west of Round Swamp Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmingdale NY 11735, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Broad Spring (approx. 0.4 miles away); Powell Home (approx. half a mile away); Farmingdale Korea and Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farmingdale Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farmingdale World War II Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farmingdale Honor Roll World War 1917-1918 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Farmingdale War Memorial
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); L.I. Motor Pkwy (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmingdale.
More about this marker. Although the marker is not difficult to see from the road, reaching requires a bit of preparedness. That is, there is no parking on the side of the road, so one must be ready to make a quick sharp turn into the driveway, as otherwise one will need to keep going for a bit until it is possible to turn the car around and try again.
Also see . . .  Bethpage Friends Meeting (Central Park Historical Society). (Submitted on May 6, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.)
Quaker Meeting House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 24, 2019
2. Quaker Meeting House
"Thomas Powell along with other Quaker settlers of the Bethpage Purchase organized the Bethpage Meeting in 1698, and they met in each others homes on "First Day" (Sunday) for worship. They were known as the Bethpage Preparative Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.... In 1741 the first of three meeting houses was built on, what is now known as, Quaker Meeting House Road. Fire destroyed the first house, a second was built in 1810 and lost to fire as well. The third house built in 1888 burned during the Great Blizzard. In 1890 the meeting house was built and it stood on the north side of Quaker Meeting House Road until mid-1930s. At this time the Bethpage State Park was created and the State moved the structure to the south side across the road to its present site surrounded by the Quaker Cemetery. It is a simple gray and white structure." - Central Park Historical Society Encyclopedia
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 711 times since then and 290 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 5, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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