MEETING HOUSE 1816 Religious Society of Friends

Grew from Newark Meeting established 1682. Present house is third in this vicinity. Friends School begun here in 1748 has operated continuously. Among 3,000 buried in yard are founders of Wilmington, John Dickinson, “Penman of the Revolution”, and Thomas Garrett, leader of Underground Railroad on Delmarva Peninsula.



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LOCATION: Wilmington – in meeting house yard, 4th and West Streets.