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The First Oblong Friends Meeting House

 
 
The First Oblong Friends Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 24, 2009
1. The First Oblong Friends Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  The First Oblong Friends Meeting House was erected on this site in 1742. It was used as a place of worship until 1764. West of the site was the Friends burial ground.

During the fall and winter of 1778 the present meeting house was a hospital for Revolutionary War soldiers. Directly east are the graves of the soldiers who died during those months.
Erected by Duchess of York Chapter
Daughters of the American Colonists
New York State Society
August 1965

 
Erected 1965 by Duchess of York Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Colonists, and the Quakerism series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1742.
 
Location. 41° 34.744′ N, 73° 32.525′ W. Marker is in Pawling, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting House Road and Quaker Hill Road (County Route
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66), on the right when traveling east on Meeting House Road. Located across the road from the Oblong Meeting House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawling NY 12564, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oblong Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Akin Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mizzen Top Hotel (approx. 1˝ miles away); Living Memorial (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Oblong (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sherman Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away in Connecticut); Sherman World War I Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away in Connecticut); Sherman (approx. 2.3 miles away in Connecticut). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawling.
 
The First Oblong Friends Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, November 24, 2009
2. The First Oblong Friends Meeting House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,208 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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