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Site of St. Joseph's College

 
 
Site of St. Joseph's College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Site of St. Joseph's College Marker
Inscription. On this site St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S. native to be canonized, founded an academy for girls in 1809. A high school was later added and in 1902 St. Joseph's College was chartered as a three year institution for women. In 1914 the college was recognized as a four year college empowered to award degrees in the arts and sciences. It closed in 1973. The alumnae association founded in 1897 is still active.
 
Erected by St. Joseph's College Alumnae Association and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 41.784′ N, 77° 19.812′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the entrance to the National Emergency Training Center, on the southwest corner of Seton Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16840 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (a few steps from this marker); The White House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); White Ash Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. John F. Reynolds
Site of St. Joseph's College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Site of St. Joseph's College Marker
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton marker stands to the left beside the road.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); "To Lift a Nation" (approx. mile away); Fallen Firefighters Memorial (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Also see . . .  A Short History of St. Joseph's College. (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Education
 
In Memory of Rev. Samuel Cooper image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. In Memory of Rev. Samuel Cooper
to whom the sisters of Charity are indebted for this property given by him to our mother Elizabeth A. Seton. March 14, 1809. This tablet is gratefully inscribed, R.I.P.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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