Newtown Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1797 - 1849
Mary Lyon was an education pioneer and was founder of what today is known as Mount Holyoke College. Despite having no formal training of her own, Lyon was committed to providing women with the same challenging curriculum found at men's institutions, establishing courses in math, science and business. Lyon also provided affordable education to women of all economic backgrounds despite their ability to pay.
This stone cottage was named in recognition of Mary Lyon's work for women's rights and education. This cottage was constructed in 1922 and served as one of six classrooms and dormitories that housed students of Ellis College.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1922.
Location. 39° 59.338′ N, 75° 24.52′ W. Marker is in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Charles Ellis Lane 0.2 miles north of West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3805 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square PA 19073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceJane Addams (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisa May Alcott (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Fry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Betsy Ross (about 700 feet away); Clara Harlowe Barton (about 700 feet away); Newtown Friends Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Pratt Springhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Horace Lewis House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown Township.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.