Geographic position

50.9452° N, 2.6370° W


Fundraising Tour of Great Britain

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General note

Yeovil is a market town in Somerset County in southwest England, 40 miles south of Bristol and 130 miles west of London. It was founded in the 8th century after the Saxons conquered parts of Somerset. Its name is likely a corruption of the Celtic word Gifl, meaning forked river. It was famous for its glove making industry, which was replaced in the 20th century by new industries like light engineering. Several people in England wrote to recommend that Occom and Whitaker stop in Yeovil, among other towns in the area south of Bristol, on their fundraising tour of southwest England in the Fall of 1766.