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

George Fox Monument

 
 
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By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
1. George Fox Monument
Inscription. George Fox. Founder of Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) visited in this area and held a meeting in 1672. As a result Somerton Friends Meeting was soon established.
 
Erected 1963 by Young Friends of Virginia Quarterly Meeting.
 
Location. 36° 39.404′ N, 76° 43.665′ W. Marker is in Suffolk, Virginia. Marker is on Quaker Drive (Local Route 759), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5329 Quaker 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. Somerton Friends Meeting (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 (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. 9.3 miles away); Mr. Peanut (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Suffolk.
 
Also see . . .
1. George Fox and the Quaker (Friends) Movement. (Submitted on February 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
2. George Fox at Wikipedia.org. (Submitted on February 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.)
 
Additional keywords.
The George Fox Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
2. The George Fox Monument.
William Edmondson
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
George Fox Monument and Somerton Friends Meeting House. image. Click for full size.
By Cynthia L. Clark, November 15, 2017
3. George Fox Monument and Somerton Friends Meeting House.
Fox’s monument is in the front yard of present-day Somerton Friends Meeting House (left, background). In the far right background, the Somerton Friends millstone is faintly visible, leaning against a tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 5, 2018, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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