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
South River Friends Meetinghouse is located in the US
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)
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 Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  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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