Friendsville Quakers and Cudjo's CaveMembers of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) came to Blount County in the 1790s looking for a place to worship in peace. Hardworking and industrious, opposing war and slavery, they developed the land and founded the prosperous settlements of Unity (now Unitia) and Friendsville. During the Civil War, Friendsville Quakers participated in the Underground Railroad to help conscientious objectors, Unionists, and runaway slaves flee to the North. The Friendsraised money at their meetings to help slaves escape to freedom.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 5:10pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 758846 N 3961247|
|Decimal Degrees||35.76123333, -84.13698333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 45.674', W 84° 8.219'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 45' 40.44" N, 84° 8' 13.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 401 W Hill Ave, Friendsville TN 37737, US|
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