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Denton in Caroline County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Neck Meeting House

 
 
Neck Meeting House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
1. Neck Meeting House Marker
Inscription. Neck or Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House was built in 1802 by members of the Society of Friends who had been Nicholites, a sect that originated in Caroline County. The building was used as a house of worship and as a Friends School until 1897. The building was then rented by "Dunkards" for religious meetings for black persons and as a school. It was privately sold in 1901 and since 1949 has been owned by Choptank Electric Cooperative, Inc.
 
Erected by Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 38° 53.499′ N, 75° 50.588′ W. Marker is in Denton, Maryland, in Caroline County. Marker is at the intersection of Maryland Route 404 and Maryland Route 328, on the right when traveling west on State Route 404. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Denton MD 21629, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House-Living Their Beliefs (here, next to this marker); Neck Meeting House Native Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Steamboat Company's Joppa Wharf at Denton (approx. 0.3 miles away); Choptank River Heritage Center-Steal Away by River
Neck Meeting House image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
2. Neck Meeting House
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Steamboats on the Choptank River (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nest of Traitors (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hubs of Activity (approx. 0.3 miles away); Moses and the Hounds (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denton.
 
Also see . . .  Joseph Nichols and the Movement of Nicholites. Article by Dr. William H. Wroten, Jr. (Submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.EducationNotable Buildings
 
Meeting House Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 3, 2007
3. Meeting House Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,280 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on January 30, 2008, by Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture of Salisbury, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2007, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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