South River Friends Meetinghouse

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South River Friends Meetinghouse
Quaker Meetinghouse Lynchburg Nov 08-1.JPG
South River Friends Meetinghouse, Lynchburg VA, November 2008
South River Friends Meetinghouse is located in Virginia
South River Friends Meetinghouse
Location 5810 Fort Ave., Lynchburg, Virginia
Coordinates 37°22′23″N 79°11′32″W / 37.37306°N 79.19222°W / 37.37306; -79.19222Coordinates: 37°22′23″N 79°11′32″W / 37.37306°N 79.19222°W / 37.37306; -79.19222
Area 7 acres (2.8 ha)
Built 1791 (1791)
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75002113[1]
VLR # 118-0015
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 28, 1975
Designated VLR May 20, 1975[2]

The South River Friends Meetinghouse, or Quaker Meeting House, is a historic Friends meeting house located at Lynchburg, Virginia. It was completed in 1798. It is a rubble stone structure, approximately 30 by 51 feet (9.1 by 15.5 m), 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.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission Staff (April 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: South River Friends Meetinghouse" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying photo

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