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Benjaminville Friends Meeting House

Bloomington, IL , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 40° 28' 35.4", -88° 48' 21.9996"
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Benjaminville was founded in the 1850's by Quaker farmers looking for rich prairie soil on which to grow their wheat. The Friends Meeting House, built in 1874, has changed little sicnce then. The adjacent Buriel Ground is divided into two sections: one for Quakers and a second for non-Quakers. When the expected Lake Erie Railroad went elsewhere, the town eventually died. The Meeting House and Buriel Ground are all that remain of Benjaminville. The site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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