South River Meeting House

South River Meeting House
South River Meeting House
5810 Fort Avenue
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Region Central Virginia
Locality Lynchburg City
Phone: (434) 239-2548
South River Meeting House

In the mid-eighteenth century, pioneer Quakers settled the Lynchburg area. South River Meeting was organized in 1757 when Sarah Lynch gave 2 acres of land for the Quaker's first meeting house. The first meeting house burned in 1768, and a framed building was was erected. Within 25 years the increased membership made necessary the building of a larger one. In 1791, John Lynch, Founder of Lynchburg, gave 10 acres of land and a stone building was built. The building has been restored to its late 18th century appearance. Group tours are available, conducted by a costumed historical interpreter with 3 days notice. Self guided tours are available M-F 09:00 to 2:00.

Last Updated: 7/22/2011 10:55 AM
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