Near Quaker City in Guernsey County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Richland Friends Meeting House
Quaker families, mostly from southern states, came to this area in the early 1800s to live in a land free from slavery. In 1809, the Friends established the Leatherwood Meeting, which was reorganized in 1826 as the Richland Meeting. The meeting split in an ideological dispute. The “Hicksites”—followers of Elias Hicks—occupied the meeting house at Quaker City, so Orthodox Friends established their meeting here in 1828. By the early 1970s most members had moved away or died. The meeting was “laid down” (closed) in 1973 and the building was razed in 1989. The Stillwater Monthly Meeting of Friends in Barnesville maintains
Erected 2017 by STillwater Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends and The Ohio History Connection. (Marker Number 6-30.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
Location. 39° 58.07′ N, 81° 16.029′ W. Marker is near Quaker City, Ohio, in Guernsey County. Marker is on Shannon Run Road (County Route 949) 0.3 miles north of Leatherwood Road (Ohio Route 265), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60087 Shannon Run Rd, Quaker City OH 43773, 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. American Legion Post 168 Veterans Memorial (approx. 4½ miles away); VFW Post 2792 Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); B&O Railroad Tunnel (approx. 5 miles away); Barnesville Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Village Bell (approx. 5.1 miles away); September 11, 2001 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Barnesville War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Governor Wilson Shannon 1802-1877 / Barnesville’s Shannon Family (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry for Elias Hicks. Excerpt:
Elias Hicks (1748–1830) was a traveling(Submitted on April 13, 2021.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 5. submitted on April 14, 2021, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.