This Yardley Church Played a Major Role in the History of the Pennsylvania Quakers

Image via Yardley Historical Association.
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Once standing in a popular town in Bucks County, a local church served an important role in the history of the Quakers in Pennsylvania.

The Makefield Meeting House was once a prominent meeting place for Quakers in and around the area. Just up the road from the beautiful Lake Afton, the meeting house was a place of worship and community amongst the close-knit group of believers.

Over time, the former house was in need of repair, and eventually found itself replaced by the Yardley Friends Meeting House.

“Difficult winter conditions led to the construction of the Makefield Meeting House, located a bit closer on Dolington Road, in 1752,” the Yardley Historical Association said online.

“By 1869, Yardley had a sufficient Quaker population to warrant establishing its own meeting. A stucco over stone meeting house was built on the corner of South Main Street and College Avenue.”

Learn more about the historic building at the Yardley Historical Association.


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