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Stroudsburg in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Friends Burial Ground

 
 
Friends Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2020
1. Friends Burial Ground Marker
Inscription.  

This land is part of an original tract which was granted to "the people called Quakers" by Daniel Stroud, son of Jacob Stroud, on July 25, 1811. The entire grant extended south from Elizabeth Street (Main St.) for the purpose of the "erection of suitable buildings for worship, schoolhouses, and for the decent burial of their dead." The Meetinghouse stood on the west side of what is now Eighth Street.

All that remains of the original tract is this burial ground, which is under the perpetual care of the Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends.
 
Erected by Lehigh Valley Monthly Meeting, Religious Society of Friends.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list.
 
Location. 40° 59.014′ N, 75° 11.73′ W. Marker is in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker

Friends Burial Ground and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 28, 2020
2. Friends Burial Ground and Marker
is at the intersection of Ann Street and 8th Street, on the left when traveling west on Ann Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stroudsburg PA 18360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Hamilton (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Hamilton (about 700 feet away); Stroud Mansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollinshead House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Penn (approx. 0.2 miles away); J. J. Newberry Company Stores (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monroe County World War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grand Army of the Republic Wadsworth Post #150 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stroudsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Converted Quaker Builds Faith in 1800s (Monroe County Historical Society, 2007). (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Lehigh Valley Friends Meeting. (Submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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