Created By: Kennett Underground Railroad Center
The Coxes were delegates to state and national anti-slavery conventions and John was president of the Kennett Anti-Slavery Society, which was established in 1837. They sold a portion of their orchard for the building of the Longwood Progressive Friends Meetinghouse. They often hosted social reformers visiting the area, including Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Greenleaf Whittier.
This point of interest is part of the tour: In Progress - Underground Railroad Story, Chester County, PA