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Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Neck Meeting House

 
 
Neck Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Neck Meeting House Marker
Inscription.  Neck or Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House was built in 1802 by members of the Society of Friends who had been Nicholites, a sect that originated in Caroline County. The building was used as a house of worship and as a Friends School until 1897. The building was then rented by "Dunkards" for religious meetings for black persons and as a school. It was privately sold in 1901 and since 1949 has been owned by Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.
 
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1802.
 
Location. 38° 53.499′ N, 75° 50.588′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 404 and Maryland Route 328, on the right when traveling west on State Route 404. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House (here, next to this marker); Neck Meeting House Native Garden
Neck Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Neck Meeting House
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Steamboat Company's Joppa Wharf at Denton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Choptank River Heritage Center (approx. 0.3 miles away); Steamboats on the Choptank River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubs of Activity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses and the Hounds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Great Wars of World Conflict (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Nichols and the Movement of Nicholites. Article by Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Meeting House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
3. Meeting House Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 5 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2008, by Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture of Salisbury, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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