Quakers of Adolphustown, The

The first Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in either Upper or Lower Canada was organized in Adolphustown Township in 1798 at the house of Philip Dorland. Quakers had settled in this district in 1784 and at first held religious gatherings in private homes. In 1798, a frame meeting house was authorized, and shortly thereafter, it was erected on this site. A Monthly Meeting was formed in 1801 which aided the formation of further Quaker Meetings in the Bay of Quinte area. A new meeting house was built here in 1868, but was abandoned after the Monthly Meeting was discontinued in 1871 and only this burying ground remains.


At the Quaker cemetery on Hay Bay Road, about 4 km north of Adolphustown

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: County of Lennox and Addington

Municipality: Town of Greater Napanee