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Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Preachers' Aid Society

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2018
1. Preachers' Aid Society Marker
Inscription.  

The Preachers' Aid Society was established in 1869 at the first meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. The society was formed to provide support to needy ministers, their wives, widows and children. Among its initial actions, the society purchased the stock of the Williamsport Dickinson Seminary and moved the institution forward under its stewardship for over one hundred years. The ownership of the seminary's successor institution, Lycoming College, was transferred by the society to an independent board of trustees in 1970. The college continues to aid students studying for the ministry and to award special scholarships to United Methodist students from the church conference.
 
Erected by Lycoming College.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 41° 14.711′ N, 77° 0.003′ W. Marker is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in Lycoming County. Marker can be reached from

Preachers' Aid Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 23, 2018
2. Preachers' Aid Society Marker
Warrior Way, on the left when traveling south. Marker is next to the Fine Arts Building, on the Lycoming College campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Williamsport PA 17701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Main (within shouting distance of this marker); Fultz Quadrangle (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oliver Sterling Metzler Memorial Gate (about 700 feet away); James V. Brown Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lycoming College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ross/Brown Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Little League • Big Legacy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Williamsport.
 
Also see . . .
1. Preachers' Aid Society, Susquehanna Conference UMC. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Early Central Pennsylvania Methodism: from Whitefield to Asbury (Berkheimer, 1968). (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The History of Lycoming College. (Submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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