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Dickinson College

 
 
Dickinson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
1. Dickinson College Marker
Inscription.  Dr. Benjamin Rush envisioned a new type of education for post-Revolutionary America, a useful education in the liberal arts. Rush, with the assistance of Col. John Montgomery of Carlisle, founded Dickinson College to prepare an engaged citizenry able to meet the leadership needs of the new nation. Chartered on September 9, 1783 and named for John Dickinson, the college was the first established west of the Susquehanna River.
 
Erected 2005 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1917.
 
Location. 40° 12.128′ N, 77° 11.733′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on High Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West College: A National Historic Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Old West (about 300 feet away, measured
Dickinson College and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
2. Dickinson College and Marker
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in a direct line); Dickinson College during the Gettysburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); Dr. Benjamin Rush (about 300 feet away); The President’s House (about 300 feet away); Dickinson’s Historic Triangle (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Dr. Benjamin Rush (about 400 feet away); The John Dickinson Campus of Dickinson College (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Dickinson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
3. Dickinson College Marker
Dickinson College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 7, 2010
4. Dickinson College Marker
Dickinson College Gateway image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2009
5. Dickinson College Gateway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 806 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on February 13, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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