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Friend's Home - Jemima Wilkinson House
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cat herders
N 42° 39.364 W 077° 09.907
18T E 322540 N 4724895
Quick Description: Home of Jemima Wilkinson, the Friend
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 8:08:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM7Q82
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 10

Long Description:
Built about 1790
Friend's Home
Here lived
Jemimah Wilkinson
Known as
the Universal Friend

This historic house is located in Jerusalem in Yates County, New York, on Friend Hill Road. It is a Federal style house and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its original resident, Jemima Wilkinson, was formerly a Rhode Island Quaker. Following a serious illness, she believed that she had died and that she was returned by God to preach a message of abstinence and friendship. She changed her name to "Publick Universal Friend" and began spreading her word. Eventually, she and her followers settled in the Finger Lakes area of New York.
Marker Name: Friend's Home

Marker Type: Roadside

Agency: State Education Department

Dedication Date: 1932

City/Town/Village Name: Penn Yan

County: Yates

Region: Finger Lakes (Region 3)

Website: [Web Link]

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