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The Quakers of Adolphustown

The Quakers of Adolphustown

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted December, 2010

The Quakers of Adolphustown

Photo from Google Street View ©2014 Google - Posted January, 2014

The Quakers of Adolphustown

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Plaque Location

The County of Lennox & Addington
The Town of Greater Napanee
On the south bank of Hay Bay
at the 90 degree bend in South Shore Road (Road 8)
4 km north of Road 33

Coordinates: N 44 05.867 W 77 01.688


Plaque Text

The first Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in either Upper or Lower Canada was organized in Adolphustown Township in 1798 at the house of Philip Dorland. Quakers had settled in this district in 1784 and at first held religious gatherings in private homes. In 1795 a frame meeting house was authorized and shortly thereafter it was erected on this site. A Monthly Meeting was formed in 1801 which aided the formation of further Quaker Meetings in the Bay of Quinte area. A new meeting house was built here in 1868 but was abandoned after the Monthly Meeting was discontinued in 1871 and only this burying ground remains.

Related Ontario plaques
Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House 1820
The Norwich Quaker Settlement
The Quaker Settlement at Sparta
Whitchurch Quaker Settlement

Related Toronto plaque
Friends' Meeting House



Greater Napanee Plaques

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