Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Pioneer educator gave women first college training here
Emma Hart came to Middlebury in 1807 to take charge of the Female Academy. After her marriage to Dr. John Willard, the town’s first physician, she gave the earliest collegiate instruction for women in America at a Seminary in her home, during the years 1814-1819.
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
Location. 44° 0.842′ N, 73° 9.992′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on Court Square (U.S. 7), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Court Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlebury War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Middlebury Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Addison County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Emma Willard Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Charter House (about 400 feet away); Samuel Miller, Esq. The Battell Block (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
More about this marker. Marker is located on the town common. Memorial is down the street about 300 feet away.
Categories. • Education • Women •
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 392 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.