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Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House

 
 
Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
1. Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Believed to be one of the smallest Quaker Meeting Houses in the nation, the Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House was built in 1785 by David Wilson and presented to the Friends as a gift. Local tradition identifies this structure as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the years preceding the Civil War. While enroute to destinations north of Delaware, runaway slaves would hide in the loft of the church in order to escape capture. Prominent local Quakers who served as agents on the Railroad included John Alston and John Hunn. The Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
 
Erected 1993 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number NC-90.)
 
Location. 39° 27.489′ N, 75° 39.82′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles west of US 13 South, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa DE 19730, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Odessa (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Drawyers Presbyterian Church
Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
2. Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House
Meeting House sits back off the road in a grove of trees.
(approx. mile away); Former Site of the Alston and Hunn Farms (approx. 1.6 miles away); Duncan Beard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Commodore Thomas Macdonough (approx. 2.4 miles away); McDonough Burial Ground (approx. 2 miles away); Middletown Academy (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
 
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Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
3. Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House
Rear view showing the size of the building.
Appoquinimink Friends Meeting Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
4. Appoquinimink Friends Meeting Cemetery
Interior of Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, August 10, 2008
5. Interior of Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,403 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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