Friends Spring Meeting House

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Spring Friends Meeting House
Friends Spring Meeting House is located in North Carolina
Friends Spring Meeting House
Friends Spring Meeting House is located in the US
Friends Spring Meeting House
Location Jct. of SR 1005 and SR 2338, Snow Camp, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°54′7″N 79°19′34″W / 35.90194°N 79.32611°W / 35.90194; -79.32611Coordinates: 35°54′7″N 79°19′34″W / 35.90194°N 79.32611°W / 35.90194; -79.32611
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built 1907
NRHP Reference # 87000456[1]
Added to NRHP March 19, 1987

'Spring Friends Meeting is a historic Quaker meeting house located at Snow Camp, Alamance County, North Carolina. The fourth and current meeting house was built in 1907, and is a small rectangular frame one-story gable-front building. It features Gothic Revival style lancet windows and a short, plain rectangular cupola with pyramidal roof. Spring Friends Meeting is an active congregation of Quakers from the Alamance, Chatham, Orange, Guilford and Randolph County area of North Carolina. Members of the Religious Society of Friends first started "meeting at the spring" around 1761, with the congregation formally recognized by North Carolina Yearly Meeting in 1773. The adjacent contributing cemetery dates from the founding of the meeting, about 1761. It contains the graves of some of the earliest Quaker settlers in Alamance County, as well as the unmarked graves of approximately 25 American Revolutionary War soldiers killed in the 1781 Battle of Lindley's Mill. The battle itself was waged around the meeting house, with governor Thomas Burke and other officials held prisoner in the original meeting house during the battle. [2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Patricia S. Dickinson and Sheila Bumgarner (November 1986). "Friends Spring Meeting House" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01.