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Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Friends Meeting

 
 
First Friends Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Edward Edmundson, October 221997
1. First Friends Meeting Marker
Inscription. Here in 1675, William Edmundson convened the first recorded meeting for worship of Friends (Quakers) within present Pennsylvania. This was at the home of Robert Wade, who in 1682 greeted William Penn upon his arrival in Chester.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 52.172′ N, 75° 21.792′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Chestnut Street and East 24th Street on Chestnut Street. Touch for map. This marker is located on the grounds of the Chester Meeting House (Society of Friends), Chester, Pennsylvania. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leiper Railway (approx. half a mile away); Rochambeau Route (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sun Village War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. one mile away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 1.5 miles away); Chester Fire Department (approx. 1.5 miles away); Swedish Colonists (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
More about this marker.
First Friends Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Edward Edmundson, October 22, 1997
2. First Friends Meeting Marker
Research for this marker was done by James Edward Edmundson, direct descendant of William Edmundson. Marker was dedicated on October 22, 1997.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This is the site of Penn's landing
 
Additional keywords. Society, English
 
First Friends Meeting Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Edward Francis Edmundson, father of James Edward Edmundson, October 22, 1997
3. First Friends Meeting Dedication
James Edward Edmundson making some remarks regarding his 8th great-grandfather, William Edmundson.
First Friends Meeting Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Edward Edmundson, October 22, 1997
4. First Friends Meeting Marker
Photo taken by James Edward Edmundson.
Chester Meeting House, Chester, Pa. image. Click for full size.
By James Edward Edmundson, October 22, 1997
5. Chester Meeting House, Chester, Pa.
Dedication Ceremony for First Friends Meeting image. Click for full size.
By Edward Francis Edmundson, father of James Edward Edmundson, October 22, 1997
6. Dedication Ceremony for First Friends Meeting
James Edward Edmundson making some remarks regarding his 8th great-grandfather, William Edmundson.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2007, by James Edward Edmundson of Clifton, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,234 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 4, 2013, by James Edward Edmundson of Clifton, Virginia.   2. submitted on December 10, 2007, by James Edward Edmundson of Clifton, Virginia.   3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 29, 2007, by James Edward Edmundson of Clifton, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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