Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House

Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House (HM6N1)

Location: Odessa, DE 19730 New Castle County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 27.489', W 75° 39.82'

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Believed to be one of the smallest Quaker Meeting Houses in the nation, the Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House was built in 1785 by David Wilson and presented to the Friends as a gift. Local tradition identifies this structure as a stop on the Underground Railroad during the years preceding the Civil War. While enroute to destinations north of Delaware, runaway slaves would hide in the loft of the church in order to escape capture. Prominent local Quakers who served as agents on the Railroad included John Alston and John Hunn. The Appoquinimink Friends Meeting House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
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HM NumberHM6N1
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Marker NumberNC-90
Year Placed1993
Placed ByDelaware State Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 3:21pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 442904 N 4367830
Decimal Degrees39.45815000, -75.66366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.489', W 75° 39.82'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 29.34" N, 75° 39' 49.20" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 628 Main St, Odessa DE 19730, US
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