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Near Washington in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of Elizabeth Female College

 
 
Site of Elizabeth Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
1. Site of Elizabeth Female College Marker
Inscription. First women’s college in America chartered on Feb. 17, 1819 to confer degrees on women. Named in honor of Elizabeth Roach, through whose generosity the College was made possible. Audubon was on the faculty.
 
Erected 1925 by Mississippi Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 31° 34.452′ N, 91° 17.588′ W. Marker is near Washington, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 5.1), 3.3 miles south of U.S. 61. Click for map. Marker is located at the Elizabeth Female Academy turnout on the parkway. Marker is in this post office area: Washington MS 39190, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Elizabeth Female Academy (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Elizabeth Female Academy (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); A National Road (approx. 3.5 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 3.5 miles away); DAR And The Natchez Trace
Marker Next to Path Leading to Ruins of Academy image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
2. Marker Next to Path Leading to Ruins of Academy
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Origin of the Natchez Trace (approx. 4.6 miles away); Emerald Mound (approx. 5 miles away); a different marker also named Emerald Mound (approx. 5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Nation's First College for Women. From the Explore Southern History website. (Submitted on August 15, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Education
 
Ruins of Elizabeth Female Academy image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 4, 2015
3. Ruins of Elizabeth Female Academy
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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