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Rye in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rye Meeting House

 
 
Rye Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Suzanne Clary, June 7, 2010
1. Rye Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  
c. 1835,
Religious Society of Friends,
Quaker.
The Founder of Quakerism, George Fox, who landed at Rye in 1678, experienced that God speaks to the condition of each person through an Inner Light.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism ⛪ series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 40° 57.529′ N, 73° 41.33′ W. Marker is in Rye, New York, in Westchester County. Marker is on Milton Road. Marker is between Hewlett Avenue and Fairlawn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 Milton Road, Rye NY 10580, 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. The Purdy Burying Ground (approx. half a mile away); Playland Amusement Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); Boston Post Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); Boston Post Road Historic District (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Rye Fort 1675 (approx. 1.3 miles away); This is one of some 230 markers erected on the Boston Post Road in 1763
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By Suzanne Clary, June 7, 2010
2. Rye Meeting House
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(approx. 1˝ miles away); African Cemetery 1860-1964 (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sept. 23, 1661 (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rye.
 
Regarding Rye Meeting House. The Rye Meeting House has had many different purposes during its history including use as a schoolhouse, an Episcopal gathering place for roughly 8 decades called Grace Chapel, and a Zen retreat. It was acquired by the City of Rye in 2002 through a Land and Water Conservation grant and awaits restoration. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
 
Also see . . .  Rye Meeting House. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on February 18, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 17, 2010, by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. This page has been viewed 867 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 17, 2010, by Suzanne Clary of Rye, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photo of the National Register plaque on the building • Can you help?

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Jul. 29, 2021