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Litchfield in Litchfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Site of Pierce Academy

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2010
1. Site of Pierce Academy Marker
Inscription.  
Site of
Pierce Academy
In 1792 Sarah Pierce
Opened First Academy
For Girls in America

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraEducation.
 
Location. 41° 45.133′ N, 73° 11.483′ W. Marker is in Litchfield, Connecticut, in Litchfield County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street (Connecticut Route 63) and Westwood Lane, on the left when traveling north on North Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 153 North Street, Litchfield CT 06759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Homesite Of Lyman Beecher (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Litchfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Litchfield Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Litchfield Korean War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Litchfield World War II Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Litchfield Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Litchfield Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Church of Lyman Beecher (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Litchfield.
 
Regarding Site of Pierce Academy.
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By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2010
2. Site of Pierce Academy Marker
Litchfield Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut was established in 1792 by Sarah Pierce, making it one of the first major educational institutions for women in the United States. Over its forty-one year history the school enrolled more than 2,000 students, established a national reputation, and evolved a highly challenging academic curriculum. It closed in 1833.
 
Also see . . .
1. Litchfield Female Academy. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on October 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Sarah Pierce. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.) 
 
Sarah Pierce's School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2010
3. Sarah Pierce's School Marker
Here Stood
Sarah Pierce's School
for
Instruction Of Females
1792 – 1835
Erected By D.A.R.
Sarah Pierce's School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 18, 2010
4. Sarah Pierce's School Marker
Sarah Pierce image. Click for full size.
By George Catlin, unknown
5. Sarah Pierce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 829 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 26, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   5. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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