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Suffolk, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Somerton Friends Meeting

 
 
Somerton Friends Meeting – Mill Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
1. Somerton Friends Meeting – Mill Stone Marker
Inscription.
George Fox founder of the Religious Society of Friends also known as Quakers passed through this community in 1672 holding the first local meeting of Friends in a field located approximately 1.5 miles east of this location at what is today the vicinity of Porterfield Lane and Quaker Drive. Legend has it that this mill stone marked the location of the original meeting until the stone was moved to the current Meeting House site to protect it circa 1960.
Given in memory of W. Horace Holland

 
Location. 36° 39.392′ N, 76° 43.653′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Ouaker Drive (County Route 759) 0.1 miles west of Box Elder Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of Somerton Friends Meeting House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5239 Ouaker Drive, Suffolk VA 23437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Fox Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Ruritan Club (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Somerton Friends Meeting (approx. 3.4 miles away); Nansemond County Training School
The mile stone and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
2. The mile stone and marker.
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Mount Sinai Baptist Church (approx. 5.8 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 9.2 miles away); Washington Ditch (approx. 9.2 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
When facing the house, the stone and marker are on the right side. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
3. When facing the house, the stone and marker are on the right side.
Detail of the mill stone. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
4. Detail of the mill stone.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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