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Site of St. Joseph's College

 
 
Site of St. Joseph's College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Site of St. Joseph's College Marker
Inscription.  On this site St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the first U.S. native to be canonized, founded an academy for girls in 1809. A high school was later added and in 1902 St. Joseph's College was chartered as a three year institution for women. In 1914 the college was recognized as a four year college empowered to award degrees in the arts and sciences. It closed in 1973. The alumnae association founded in 1897 is still active.
 
Erected by St. Joseph's College Alumnae Association and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1809.
 
Location. 39° 41.784′ N, 77° 19.812′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Located near the entrance to the National Emergency Training Center, on the southwest corner of Seton Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16840 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (a few steps from this marker); The White House
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(about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bells of St. Joseph's Valley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul of New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton (1774-1821) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Also see . . .  A Short History of St. Joseph's College. (Submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Site of St. Joseph's College Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. Site of St. Joseph's College Marker
The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton marker stands to the left beside the road.
In Memory of Rev. Samuel Cooper image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. In Memory of Rev. Samuel Cooper
to whom the sisters of Charity are indebted for this property given by him to our mother Elizabeth A. Seton. March 14, 1809. This tablet is gratefully inscribed, R.I.P.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,146 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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