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William Elder, Sr.

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, March 22, 2009
1. William Elder, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  William Elder, Sr., named this land Mount Saint Mary's & established (ca. 1743) his home "Pleasant Level" and the Elder Cemetery on the plain below. His family deeded (October 24, 1793) this mountain land for a church. In respect for the living God & in honor of our Elder forbears. This plaque is dedicated, June 18, 1989.

Old William, your children have come home.

 
Erected 1989 by His descendants.
 
Location. 39° 40.891′ N, 77° 21.345′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Grotto Road 0 miles from St. Anthony Rd. Marker is adjacent to the parking area for the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes at the end of Grotto Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The John Hughes Cabin (here, next to this marker); Site of Father Dubois House (here, next to this marker); Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (a few steps from this marker); Pangborn Memorial Campanile (within shouting distance
William Elder, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 22, 2009
2. William Elder, Sr. Marker
View to the east with the plaque quoting Mother Seton on the left, the cemetery immediately below, and the campus of Mount Saint Mary's University beyond.
of this marker); Cornerstone of the Old Church on the Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (within shouting distance of this marker); Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Corpus Christi Chapel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Additional keywords. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton; Mount St. Mary's University; National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes; Grotto.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
"We are half in the sky; the height of our situation is almost incredible." image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, March 22, 2009
3. "We are half in the sky; the height of our situation is almost incredible."
Elizabeth Ann Seton describing this site in a letter, June 25, 1809.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,249 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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