Near Stone Bluff in Fountain County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Progressive Friends Church Memorial
Dedicated October 8, 1864
John M. Galloway Elias Pugh Jacob Romine Joseph Crane Henry Crane
This memorial erected June 1952 by the following committee
Nelson Galloway Clifford Crane Myrtle Newman A. T. Galloway
Erected 1952 by Progressive Friends Church Memorial Committee.
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list.
Location. 40° 10.722′ N, 87° 17.47′ W. Marker is near Stone Bluff, Indiana, in Fountain County. Marker is at the intersection of County Road 140 W and County Road 350 N, on the left when traveling north on County Road 140 W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Veedersburg IN 47987, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Osborn Prairie Church - - Built 1892 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Birch - Colvert Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Portland Arch Natural Preserve (approx. 3½ miles away); Boyhood Home of Daniel W. VoorheesWabash - Erie Canal (approx. 3.8 miles away); Troy Township, Layton Station (approx. 4 miles away); Curfew Bell (approx. 4½ miles away); Veedersburg " Scout Cabin " (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stone Bluff.
1. Progressive Friends - defined:
According to Swathmore College's "Friends Historical Library," Progressive Friends is defined as a, "... reform movement which developed among Hicksite Friends in the 1840s, but also included many non-Quaker liberals and radicals. The largest group became formally organized as the Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Progressive Friends, which met at Longwood in Chester County, Pennsylvania, from 1853 to 1940.
Progressive Friends advocated a religion of humanity which stressed the inherent goodness and perfectibility of humankind and promoted such reform causes as abolition of slavery, temperance, women's rights, opposition to capital punishment, prison reform, homestead legislation, pacifism, Indian rights, economic regulation, and practical and co-educational schooling."
— Submitted August 11, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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