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The South River Friends Meetinghouse
, or Quaker Meeting House, is a historic Friends meeting house
A Friends meeting house is a meeting house of the Religious Society of Friends , where meeting for worship may be held.-History:Quakers do not believe that meeting for worship should take place in any special place. They believe that "where two or three meet together in my name, I am there among...
located at Lynchburg, Virginia
Lynchburg is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The population was 75,568 as of 2010. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or "The Hill City." Lynchburg was the only major city in...
. It was completed in 1798. It is a rubble stone structure, approximately 30 by, with walls 16 inches thick, and 12 feet high. The building ceased as a Quaker meeting house in the 1840s, and stands on the grounds of the Quaker Memorial Presbyterian Church. Adjacent to the structure is a historic graveyard. Buried there are Sarah Lynch (in an unmarked grave) and her son John, the founder of the city whose final resting place is marked by a plain Quaker stone and a modern plaque.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
The National Register of Historic Places is the United States government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation...
- National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form
- Nomination: South River Friends Meetinghouse, Lynchburg photograph
- South River Quaker Meeting House, 5810 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg, VA: 2 photos, 1 data page, and 1 photo caption page, at Historic American Buildings Survey
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