Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Women in Greencastle History
On January 27, 1870, the four young women met secretly to organize Kappa Alpha Theta. They appeared in chapel on March 14 wearing their kite-shaped pins - larger than the pins of any of the fraternities. Thus was born the first college sorority in the country. The girls graduated in the class of 1871.
With this example leading them on, two Greencastle ladies had a vision of a club for those of their sex who shared a desire for cultural and educational outlet. Elizabeth Ames and Frances Donnohue took a walk in November 1874 and made plans for such a group. Local historian John Clark Ridpath wrote their constitution, and today Greencastle Women’s Club is the oldest continuously active women’s club in the
The club idea grew like wildfire all over the United States as women began to use their talents and make their ideas known and accepted.
Erected by Heritage Preservation Society.
Location. 39° 38.635′ N, 86° 51.813′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of South Vine Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south on South Vine Street. Click for map. Located on "Heritage Wall" on the bottom row - - third from the right end. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Prevo 1900 - 1992 (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Biography (here, next to this marker); The Founding of the Lilly Family in Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985 (here, next to this marker); Eli Lilly & The Civil War ( 1861--1865 ) (here, next to this marker); John Dillinger Was Here (here, next to this marker); The Ancient Peoples Who Once Walked Here (here, next to this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Greencastle.
Also see . . . "Theta History" ::. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.