Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Latrobe in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Vincent

 
 
Saint Vincent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2015
1. Saint Vincent Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer on the site of a Catholic parish built in 1789, Saint Vincent Archabbey, College, and Seminary was the first institution in the US established by monks of the Order of Saint Benedict. The college was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Pa. in 1780 to provide both undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and sciences. Ten abbeys and colleges in eight states trace their roots to Saint Vincent.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 17.476′ N, 79° 24.052′ W. Marker is near Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Fraser Purchase Road and Monastery Road, on the right when traveling west on Fraser Purchase Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Marker is in this post office area: Latrobe PA 15650, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S. B. (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Sportsman's Hall Log Cabin (about 700 feet away); Twelve Mile Camp (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Xavier's
Saint Vincent Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2015
2. Saint Vincent Marker
(approx. one mile away); William Findley (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Banana Split (approx. 1.9 miles away); Johnston House (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Latrobe.
 
Also see . . .
1. Saint Vincent College. (Submitted on January 4, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. St. Vincent's historical marker returns. (Submitted on January 4, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker returns
The original St. Vincent marker had been missing for years, and on September 10, 2014, a replacement marker was installed on the campus of Saint Vincent's College.
    — Submitted January 4, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Education
 
Saint Vincent College image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, January 4, 2015
3. Saint Vincent College
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Paid Advertisement