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Friends Meeting House and Burying Ground

 
 
Friends Meeting House and Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. Friends Meeting House and Burying Ground Marker
Inscription.  Across this driveway stood the old Quaker (Friends) meeting house and school.

At the monthly meeting of the Friends dated Jan. 1, 1731, it was concluded that “ye meeting for worship shall be removed from John Sculls (house) and shall henceforth be kept in ye meeting house by James Somers’es.”

James Somers (1695-1761) gave by will in 1758 “one acre of land to the people called Quakers for a meeting house and burying ground, whereon the Meeting House now stands forevermore.”

The meeting house stood until about 1868. Central Methodist Episcopal Church was given permission to use the cemetery in 1860 and received the deed from the Quakers in 1944. The Friend-Central Cemetery Association was organized in 1941.
 
Erected by Friends-Central Cemetery Assn, Central United Methodist Church and south Jersey Friends.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1731.
 
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39° 21.394′ N, 74° 33.629′ W. Marker is in Linwood, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Shore Road just south of Central Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Linwood NJ 08221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Linwood Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Leedsville Schoolhouse (approx. half a mile away); Jeremiah Leeds Grave (approx. 0.7 miles away); Thomas Morris House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Zion United Methodist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Submarine Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.1 miles away); U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Linwood.
 
Friends Meeting House and Burying Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. Friends Meeting House and Burying Ground Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 30, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 453 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 30, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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