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Latrobe in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Xavier's

 
 
St. Xavier's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
1. St. Xavier's Marker
Inscription.  This Convent and Academy is the oldest institution of the Sisters of Mercy who came from Ireland in 1843. From here many Sisters have gone to various parts of the United States as nurses and teachers.
 
Erected 1946 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 16.957′ N, 79° 24.962′ W. Marker is in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30) and St. Xavier Road, on the right when traveling east on Lincoln Highway. Located just west of entrance to St. Xavier's Sisters of Mercy Farmlands and Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Latrobe PA 15650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Vincent (approx. one mile away); Right Reverend Boniface Wimmer, O.S. B. (approx. 1.1 miles away); Site of Sportsman's Hall Log Cabin
St. Xavier's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
2. St. Xavier's Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Twelve Mile Camp (approx. 1.1 miles away); William Findley (approx. 2.7 miles away); Fred McFeely Rogers (approx. 2.8 miles away); The Banana Split (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Johnson House at Kingston (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Latrobe.
 
Also see . . .  St. Xavier's - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Marker moved
The marker has been moved to the entrance of Saint Xavier's on US 30.
Coordinates: 40.28248,-79.415579
    — Submitted January 4, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 
St. Xavier's Entrance Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 7, 2011
3. St. Xavier's Entrance Sign
<i>Saint Xavier Academy, Latrobe, Pa.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Albertype Company, circa 1915
4. Saint Xavier Academy, Latrobe, Pa.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on January 4, 2015.
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