Pawling in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Oblong Meeting House
Of the Society of Friends
Erected in 1742 south of this road
Present building erected in 1764
First effective action against slavery
taken here in 1767
Occupied as hospital January 1779
By Revolutionary soldiers
Many of whom are buried south of the road
Meeting divided 1828
Meetings ceased in this house 1885
Location. 41° 34.75′ N, 73° 32.522′ W. Marker is in Pawling, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Meeting House Road and Quaker Hill Road (County Route 66), on the left when traveling east on Meeting House Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pawling NY 12564, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Oblong Friends Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); Akin Hall (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mizzen Top Hotel (approx. 1½ miles away); Living Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Oblong (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sherman Veterans Memorial Sherman World War I Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away in Connecticut); Sherman (approx. 2.3 miles away in Connecticut). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pawling.
Also see . . .
1. Historical Society of Quaker Hill and Pawling, Oblong Meeting House. (Submitted on November 30, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Oblong Friends Meeting House on Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 30, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Churches & Religion • Colonial Era • War, US Revolutionary •
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