Greencastle in Putnam County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Women in Greencastle History
On January 27, 1870, the four young women met secretly to organize Kappa Alpha Theta. They appeared in chapel on March 14 wearing their kite-shaped pins - larger than the pins of any of the fraternities. Thus was born the first college sorority in the country. The girls graduated in the class of 1871.
With this example leading them on, two Greencastle ladies had a vision of a club for those of their sex who shared a desire for cultural and educational outlet. Elizabeth Ames and Frances Donnohue took a walk in November
The club idea grew like wildfire all over the United States as women began to use their talents and make their ideas known and accepted.
Erected by Heritage Preservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • Women. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1858.
Location. 39° 38.635′ N, 86° 51.813′ W. Marker is in Greencastle, Indiana, in Putnam County. Marker is at the intersection of South Vine Street and East Washington Street (U.S. 231), on the right when traveling south on South Vine Street. Located on "Heritage Wall" on the bottom row - - third from the right end. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greencastle IN 46135, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Founding of Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Prevo 1900 - 1992 (here, next to this marker); Abraham Lincoln's Biography (here, next to this marker); The Founding of the Lilly Family in Greencastle, Indiana (here, next to this marker); Cannon's Men's Wear 1891 -- 1985Eli Lilly & The Civil War (1861–1865 ) (here, next to this marker); John Dillinger Was Here (here, next to this marker); The Ancient Peoples Who Once Walked Here (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greencastle.
Also see . . . "Theta History" ::. (Submitted on June 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 14, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.