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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilson College

 
 
Wilson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Wilson College Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1869, and named for Sarah Wilson, its benefactor. One of the oldest colleges for women in the U.S. Opened, 1870, in "Norland", former home of Col. A.K. McClure, close friend of Abraham Lincoln.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.995′ N, 77° 38.908′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Edgar Ave. and Ramsey Ave., on the right when traveling south on Edgar Ave.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Margaret Cochran Corbin (approx. half a mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Falling Spring Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Winters (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Franklin County Jail (approx. 0.9 miles away); King Street Church (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilson College website. (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Wilson College - Behind the Marker
Wilson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2012
2. Wilson College Marker
. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Norland Hall image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Norland Hall
Wilson College Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
4. Wilson College Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,073 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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