Winchester in Randolph County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Randolph County Quakers
When this meeting house was dedicated 1898, membership in Quarterly Meeting of Friends at Winchester was largest in the world. Migration of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) into this area began 1814 with the arrival of families from southern states seeking good farm land; population grew and significantly influenced development of the county.
Men and women participated in humanitarian and social reforms including temperance, woman suffrage, and education for American Indians and blacks. Area Quakers protested slavery and assisted nearby black settlements; county was one of only four that voted against adoption of Article XIII, 1851 Indiana Constitution, prohibiting blacks from entering the state.
Erected 2010 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Indiana Yearly Meeting, Winchester Quarterly Meeting, and Winchester Monthly Meeting. (Marker Number 68.2010.1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers, the Quakerism ⛪, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
Location. 40° 10.348′ N, 84° 58.799′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Indiana, in Randolph County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Washington Street (State Road 32) and S. East Street, on the right when traveling east on E. Washington Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 124 E Washington Street, Winchester IN 47394, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Memorial - Randolph County Indiana (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Randolph County (Indiana) (about 400 feet away); First in Nation (about 400 feet away); W.W. II and Korean Conflict - War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to All Veterans (about 600 feet away); World War I War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Amanda Way (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
Also see . . . Winchester Friends History. Church webpage (Submitted on December 14, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.