Newtown Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Clara Harlowe Barton
1821 - 1912
Clara Harlowe Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881 and served as its first president until her resignation in 1904. During her tenure, Ms. Barton expanded the mission of the Red Cross from providing relief for sick and wounded soldiers to providing disaster relief during times of peace and war.
This stone cottage was named in recognition of Ms. Barton's service to her country. The 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: Charity & Public Work • Education • Science & Medicine • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
Location. 39° 59.431′ N, 75° 24.602′ W. Marker is in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Charles Ellis Lane 0.4 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: 3813 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 distance of this marker. Betsy Ross (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Fry Louisa May Alcott (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Addams (about 600 feet away); Mary Lyon (about 700 feet away); Newtown Friends Meeting (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pratt Springhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Square Inn (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 40 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.