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Waterford in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Fairfax Meeting of Friends

 
 
Fairfax Meeting of Friends Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
1. Fairfax Meeting of Friends Marker
Inscription.
This building
Erected 1761 • Enlarged 1771
Restored 1868
Sheltered the
Fairfax Meeting of Friends
Formed in Waterford 1733
Monthly meeting set up 1745
Quarterly meeting set up 1758
Monthly meeting laid down 1929

 
Location. 39° 11.181′ N, 77° 36.385′ W. Marker is in Waterford, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of Loyalty Road (Virginia Route 665) and Old Waterford Road (Virginia Route 698), on the right when traveling east on Loyalty Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterford VA 20197, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waterford Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Waterford (approx. ¼ mile away); The Tin Shop (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Loudoun County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Independent Loudoun Virginia Rangers (approx. half a mile away); Waterford - An Old Mill Town (approx. half a mile away); The Waterford Mill (approx. half a mile away); How it Works (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterford.
 
Also see . . .  The Quaker Settlement at Waterford. “Waterford's original Quaker
Fairfax Meeting of Friends Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
2. Fairfax Meeting of Friends Marker
meeting house was built in the 1740s from logs. In 1761, Waterford's Quakers replaced the original meeting house with the right half of this building. Ten years later, they doubled the size of the meeting house to 36 feet by 72 feet with the addition of the left side… The building has been used as a residence since 1939.” (Submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionColonial Era
 
Old Fairfax Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
3. Old Fairfax Meeting House
Close-up of image on marker
Old Fairfax Meeting House<br>South Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
4. Old Fairfax Meeting House
South Façade
Old Fairfax Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
5. Old Fairfax Meeting House
The east end of the Meeting House, on the right in this photo, replaced a log structure in 1761. The western end was added a decade later.
Old Fairfax Meeting House<br>North Façade image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
6. Old Fairfax Meeting House
North Façade
Waterford Quaker Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
7. Waterford Quaker Cemetery
William Hough image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 26, 2018
8. William Hough
Virginia
Pvt. Va. Inf. Rev. War
Born Nov. 24, 1744
Died Feb. 18, 1815
Headstone in the Quaker Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 27, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7, 8. submitted on March 1, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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