“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Wheeling in Ohio County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Mount de Chantal

Mount de Chantal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles A. Julian, 2010
1. Mount de Chantal Marker
Inscription. Established in 1848 and incorporated as the Wheeling Female Academy in 1852. Founded by the Sisters of the Visitation and the Right Reverend R. V. Whelan, Bishop of Richmond, to educate Catholic women. Academy moved to this site and into the main building in 1865. Listed on National Register in 1978, Mount de Chantal was open to students of all denominations.
Erected 2009 by West Virginia Division of Archives and History.
Location. 40° 4.167′ N, 80° 41.652′ W. Marker is in Wheeling, West Virginia, in Ohio County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (Interstate 70), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wheeling WV 26003, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Washingtons (approx. 0.6 miles away); Vineyard Hills (approx. 1.3 miles away); Alexis de Tocqueville (approx. 1.3 miles away); First State Capitol (approx. 1.4 miles away); In Honor of All who Served (approx. 1.4 miles away); Board of Trade and Court Theatre (approx. 1.4 miles away); Independence Hall (approx. 1.5 miles away); The First Campaign (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wheeling.
Regarding Mount de Chantal.
Mount de Chantal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 11, 2015
2. Mount de Chantal Marker
Note in the last sentence of the marker it states "Mount de Chantal was open to students..." It is apparent it used to say "is open," but was corrected due to the school closing in 2008.

The Sisters of the Visitation left the Mount de Chantal site in May 2010. The property is currently available for sale --- it is possible that some or all of the physical plant may be demolished by a new owner.
Also see . . .  A History of Mount de Chantal. (Submitted on May 28, 2010.)
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circa 1920
3. Wheeling     Mount de Chantal     West Virginia
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles A. Julian of Wheeling, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 624 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Charles A. Julian of Wheeling, West Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on . • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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