Category Archives: Springfield History

About all those brass plaques. . .

Scattered all over the building are many small brass signs or plaques engraved with the names of members of the meeting. They mark parts of our building which were given or renovated in loving memory by family and friends. The … Continue reading

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Springfield Friends – Our Meeting’s Property

The first group of Friends who met at Springfield purchased 12 acres of land from Henry Thornburgh for 5 shillings – about the cost of a new axe head at the time. Other lots have been added over the years, … Continue reading

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The Founding of Springfield

In 1773 a meeting for worship was started at Springfield. At this time Friends had to ride on horseback or go on foot, but it was a very necessary and important part of their life that they meet together for … Continue reading

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Quaker Lake Camp

In 1949 Parrish Clodfelter of Springfield Meeting told the pastor, Milton Hadley, about a 104 acre farm with a 5 acre lake on it which was for sale in Climax. The price was $12,600. Milton Hadley and Virgil Pike, then … Continue reading

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Two Quaker paintings

Copies of these two famous pictures are found in many Quaker meetings and Sunday School rooms. In spite of their universal presence, few people know the story behind them. They were painted by James Doyle Penrose (1862-1932), a Quaker from … Continue reading

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COAT – Community Outreach of Archdale/Trinity

COAT started in 2002 as a concern of local ministers, business and community leaders including Gary Lewallen (at that time chief of the Archdale Police Department. Very few churches at that time had organized food pantries, and most of them … Continue reading

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FEMAP

FEMAP (Friends Emergency Material Assistance Program) grew out of a similar, large-scale program which was run for many years by the American Friends Service Committee. The AFSC program collected clothing and other things from Quaker meetings all across the country, … Continue reading

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Quaker quotations on quiet worship

And, my dear Friends, keep your Meetings, and ye will feel the Seed of God among you all, though never a word be spoken among you. And be faithful, that ye may answer that of God in every one. And … Continue reading

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The Museum of Old Domestic Life

The Museum of Old Domestic Life is one of the hidden treasures of High Point. It’s filled with everyday items from Quaker families who lived in Guilford and Randolph Counties in the 1800s. You’ll find hundreds of things from everyday … Continue reading

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Quaker Place Names in High Point

Springfield Road named for Springfield Friends Meeting, founded in 1773, celebrating our 250th birthday in 2023! Archdale formerly known as Bush Hill, the city’s name was changed in honor of John Archdale (1642-1717) a Quaker who served as governor of … Continue reading

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