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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Home of Seminary and College

 
 
First Home of Seminary and College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 17, 2008
1. First Home of Seminary and College Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1813-1814
For Gettysburg Academy
Lutheran Theological Seminary
1826-1832
Gettysburg College
1832-1837
Plaque erected 1982 by Gettysburg College

 
Erected 1982 by Gettysburg College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 39° 49.708′ N, 77° 13.976′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of West High Street and South Washington Street, on the right when traveling east on West High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "…run home as quickly as you can." (here, next to this marker); Catherine Foster (within shouting distance of this marker); “… the battle itself proved a relief.” (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Jack" Hopkins House (within shouting distance of this marker); John L. Burns (within shouting distance of this
Markers in Front of the Old Academy Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Markers in Front of the Old Academy Building
marker); Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
The Old Academy Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. The Old Academy Building
Battle Damage image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 9, 2007
4. Battle Damage
Red arrow points to a cannon ball still lodged in the wall of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,410 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on February 21, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.
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