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Carlisle Grove Seminary

 
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 18, 2015
1. Carlisle Grove Seminary Marker
Inscription.
Site Of
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Carlisle Grove
Seminary

Erected 1852. Closed 1865.
One of Six Early Boarding
Schools in Schoharie County

 
Erected by Schoharie County Bicentennial.
 
Location. 42° 45.295′ N, 74° 26.671′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Crommie Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle NY 12031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Burial Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rock-House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Christian Church (approx. 3.9 miles away); Margaret Houck (approx. 3.9 miles away); Sloansville (approx. 5.7 miles away); Indian Stone Heap (approx. 5.8 miles away); Site Of Encampment (approx. 6 miles away); Schoharie Junction (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Regarding Carlisle Grove Seminary. The following story as presented by George Fidler, of Duanesburg, NY, whose father attended the Carlisle Grove Seminary, has been preserved in the Duanesburg Historical Society's minutes:

Apparently the teachers were housed on the main floor. The student
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, September 18, 2015
2. Carlisle Grove Seminary Marker
quarters were upstairs. All the doors featured brass door knobs, and the boys thought it fun to take off the doorknobs and roll them over the floor into the girls’ dormitory. Professor Lansing, the school master, finally announced that the guilty ones, if caught, would be sent home. Student William Weaver hadn’t tried it yet, and thought he would, before it was too late. But, it was already too late. Mr. Lansing’s head appeared above the stairs at just the right moment to catch William red-handed. The young Mr. Weaver did not wait for the formal sentencing. He packed up his things, then and there, and left for home.
 
Additional keywords. Town of Carlisle Charlotteville Seminary Richmondville Collegiate Seminary Warnerville Collegiate Institute
 
Categories. Education
 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 12, 2014
3. Carlisle Grove Seminary
"Grove Seminary, Carlisle, N. Y.,
Built in 1853. at a cost of $24,500. Closed and removed in 1865."


"Carlisle Grove Seminary, located at the northern end of Crommie Road, was a boarding school built in 1853. A four story building, 240 feet long, the seminary housed 358 students in 1854, but closed its doors in March 1855 due to financial failure."

This drawing hangs on the wall inside the Carlisle Town Hall, just a short distance south of the marker, on Crommie Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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