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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Wilson College

 
 
Wilson College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Wilson College Marker
Inscription.  
Founded in 1869, and named for Sarah Wilson, its benefactor. One of the oldest colleges for women in the U.S. Opened, 1870, in "Norland", former home of Col. A.K. McClure, close friend of Abraham Lincoln.
 
Erected 1952 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 39° 56.995′ N, 77° 38.908′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Edgar Avenue and Ramsey Ave., on the right when traveling south on Edgar Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1146 Edgar Ave, Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chambersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hannah Patterson (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Chambersburg (approx. 0.4 miles
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away); Margaret Cochran Corbin (approx. half a mile away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Falling Spring Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Joseph Winters (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Brown (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wilson College. College website homepage (Submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 

2. Wilson College - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Wilson College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Wintermantel, May 19, 2012
2. Wilson College Marker
Norland Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Norland Hall
Wilson College Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
4. Wilson College Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,290 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on December 30, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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