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Waverly in Union County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

St. Vincent's Academy

 
 
St. Vincent's Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Padgett, June 11, 2020
1. St. Vincent's Academy Marker
Inscription.  Sisters of Charity from Nazareth - Angela Spink, Frances Gardiner and Cecily O'Brien - arrived here, 1820. They began a girls boarding school on this site on land of the Alvey family. With aid of Father Elisha Durbin, school gained renown. It operated until 1967. First Catholic cemetery in county joins school site. Buried here are several Revolutionary War soldiers.
 
Erected 1982 by Kentucky Historical Society and Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1717.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list.
 
Location. 37° 42.117′ N, 87° 50.183′ W. Marker is in Waverly, Kentucky, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and 141S (U.S. 60), in the median on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waverly KY 42462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Baseball Great (approx. 2.4 miles
St. Vincent's Academy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Padgett, November 6, 2020
2. St. Vincent's Academy Marker
away); Earle C. Clements (approx. 4.4 miles away); George Huston (approx. 4.4 miles away); Nally Spa (approx. 4.4 miles away); Morgan Springs (approx. 4˝ miles away); Lincoln Spoke Here (approx. 4.6 miles away); Union County, 1811 (approx. 4.6 miles away); Forrest Reconnoitered (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
St. Vincent's Academy Marker reverse image. Click for full size.
By Jerry Padgett, November 6, 2020
3. St. Vincent's Academy Marker reverse
The marker has the same text on both sides.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2020, by Jerry Padgett of Morganfield, Kentucky. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2020, by Jerry Padgett of Morganfield, Kentucky. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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