Cincinnati in Hamilton County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Miss Doherty's College Preparatory School for Girls
Mary Harlan Doherty was born in 1862 in the Dayton Street neighborhood of Cincinnati. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1880 at a time when women were not expected to go to college, but rather to marry, raise children, and take care of household duties. Miss Doherty, as she was known, saw the world differently. She felt strongly that women should not only possess solid social skills, but also be prepared for college. She graduated from Cornell University in 1899. In 1906 she established the College Preparatory School for Girls in the former home of Superior Court Judge and Ohio Governor George Hoadley, with a class of 125 students. Enrollment doubled by 1920, with Miss Doherty guiding her students under the school's motto, Ad Summum, meaning "To the Highest Point," or, as she viewed it, to strive for excellence, hard work, and service.
Erected 2004 by Seven Hills Doherty School PA, The Students of Doherty School, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 57-31.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection
Location. 39° 7.715′ N, 84° 28.336′ W. Marker is in Cincinnati, Ohio, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Johnstone Place 0.1 miles south of Madison Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2726 Johnstone Place, Cincinnati OH 45206, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harriet Beecher Stowe (approx. 0.9 miles away); Frederick W. Galbraith (approx. 1.1 miles away); Battery F, 136th Field Artillery, A.E.F. (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eden Park Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Evanston - World War One Honor Roll (approx. 1.2 miles away); Donald A Spencer Overlook (approx. 1.2 miles away); John L. Vance (approx. 1.2 miles away); Ohio River Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cincinnati.
More about this marker. Marker number on face of marker, 57-9, is incorrect - The Ohio Historical Society lists show this marker as 57-31.
Also see . . .
1. History of The Seven Hills School. (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Miss Doherty's School. (Submitted on November 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,335 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.