And now, another exciting edition of ‘places where Philadelphians used to be buried.’  Next time you’re chugging along on the elliptical or rocking through your Zumba class at Philadelphia Sports Club on South 5th Street, try not to think about the countless excommunicated Quakers that were once buried there.  Just a few blocks south of the Quaker Meeting House on 5th & Arch, the Free Quaker Burial Ground was established in the late 18th century.  Indeed, its founding was of some historical significance, necessitated as it was by the ideological divide between loyalist and revolutionary Quakers over the impending War for American Independence.  Those who supported the war had been excommunicated but (more…)