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Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering

 
 
Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
1. Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering Marker
Inscription.
Site of
First Quaker Regional Gathering
In Maryland
By George Fox in 1672
Ann of Arundell Chapter, MD.
National Society of Colonial
Dames XVII Century
1999

 
Erected 1999 by National Society of Colonial Dames XVII Century.
 
Location. 38° 50.962′ N, 76° 33.389′ W. Marker is in Churchton, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Galesville Road. Touch for map. The marker is in the southeast corner of the Old Quaker Burying Ground along Galesville Road just east of Muddy Creek Road. Marker is in this post office area: Churchton MD 20733, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Quaker Burying Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Overlooking West River (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (approx. 0.8 miles away); Carrie Weedon House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Welcome to Galesville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Where Land Meets Water (approx. 0.9 miles away); Native Plants (approx. 0.9 miles away); Valuable Wetlands (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.Colonial Era
 
Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
2. Site of First Quaker Regional Gathering Marker
Old Quaker Burying Ground Sign image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
3. Old Quaker Burying Ground Sign
Old Quaker Burying Ground Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
4. Old Quaker Burying Ground Historical Marker
On Muddy Creek Road
Here April, 1672, George Fox, founder of Quakerism, opened the first General Meeting of Friends in Maryland, marking the beginning of West River Yearly Meeting and its successor, Baltimore Yearly Meeting of Friends. Site of West River Quaker Meeting House.
Old Hollow Willow Oak image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
5. Old Hollow Willow Oak
In the Old Quaker Burying Ground
Grave of George Gale<br>Old Quaker Burying Ground image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, June 11, 2013
6. Grave of George Gale
Old Quaker Burying Ground
George Gale
Born August 14th 1799.
Died July 22nd 1856
Aged 56 years 11 mos & 23 days.
George Gale purchased West River Landing (Brownton Plantation) in the early 19th century leading to the town's current name, Galesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 12, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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