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West River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Quaker Burying Ground

1672

 
 
Old Quaker Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 31, 2003
1. Old Quaker Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.  Here April, 1672, George Fox, founder of Quakerism, opened the first General Meeting of Friends in Maryland, marking the beginning of West River Yearly Meeting and its successor, Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends. Site of West River Quaker Meeting House.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Society.
 
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 month for this entry is April 1672.
 
Location. 38° 50.988′ N, 76° 33.427′ W. Marker is in West River, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is at the intersection of Owensville Road (Maryland Route 255) and Muddy Creek Road (Maryland Route 468), on the left when traveling east on Owensville Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West River MD 20778, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Overlooking West River (here, next to this marker); Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial
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(approx. ¾ mile away); William Penn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carrie Weedon House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Galesville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Native Plants (approx. 0.9 miles away); Where Land Meets Water (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Old Quaker Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, December 31, 2003
2. Old Quaker Burying Ground
Overlooking West River and Old Quaker Burying Ground markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
3. Overlooking West River and Old Quaker Burying Ground markers
The Overlooking West River marker has been moved next to the Old Quaker Burying Ground marker, from its former location a few hundred feet away.
Old Quaker Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Christopher Busta-Peck, March 13, 2008
4. Old Quaker Burying Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,015 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on March 13, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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