Concord Friends Meetinghouse

Concord Friends Meetinghouse is a historic meeting house on Old Concord Road in Concordville, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The meeting was first organized sometime before 1697, as the sixth Quaker meeting in what was then Chester County. In 1697 the meeting leased its current location for "one peppercorn yearly forever" from John Mendenhall.[2] A log structure was built in 1710. The current brick edifice structure was built in 1728. After a fire which completely destroyed the interior, the meetinghouse was rebuilt and enlarged in 1788.[3] During the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, which was fought a few miles to the west, wounded American soldiers took refuge in the meetinghouse.[4]

Concord Friends Meetinghouse
Concord Friends Meetinghouse, October 2009
Concord Friends Meetinghouse is located in Pennsylvania
Concord Friends Meetinghouse
Concord Friends Meetinghouse is located in the United States
Concord Friends Meetinghouse
LocationOld Concord Rd., Concordville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°53′7″N 75°31′13″W / 39.88528°N 75.52028°W / 39.88528; -75.52028
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
NRHP reference No.77001164[1]
Added to NRHPJune 17, 1977

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It is located in the Concordville Historic District.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Ashmeade, Henry Graham (1884). History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: L.H. Everts & Co. p. 484. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  3. ^ Jordan, John W. (1912). A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and Its People. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company. p. 396. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  4. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania". CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Archived from the original (Searchable database) on 2007-07-21. Retrieved 2012-01-06. Note: This includes Natural & Historic Resource Associates (May 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Concord Friends Meetinghouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02.