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Burlington in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

St. Mary's Hall

Women's Heritage Trail

Women's Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Kokoska, July 20, 2016
1. Women's Heritage Trail Marker
Inscription.  St. Mary's Hall was established in 1837 by the second Episcopal Bishop of New Jersey - a renowned man of letters, a rector, teacher, poet, author, host, and patriot. The fundamental purpose of the school was for the training of Christian women, while focusing on academics, discipline, fellowship, high ideals, and traditions. The moral center for this institution was "The Chapel of the Holy Innocents," designed by the architect John Notman and built in 1846.

Eliza Greene Doane was the wife of George Washinton Doane and an important woman in the history of the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey as well as the history of St. Mary's Hall. She brought to her marriage a substantial yearly dowry, the sum total of which she contributed to ensure the financial solvency and longevity of her husband's dream.

"...that our daughters may be as the polished corners of the temple."
G.W. Doane, 1837

St. Mary's Hall is on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail because of its significant contributions to the religious and social education of women spanning three centuries.

The New Jersey Hertiage Trail highlights a collection of

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historic sites located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey's past and present.
Erected by Department of Community Affairs: New Jersey Trust/ Department of Environmental Protection Historic Preservation Office.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1846.
Location. 40° 4.809′ N, 74° 52.055′ W. Marker is in Burlington, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Riverbank, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington NJ 08016, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eliza Greene Doane (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding of Burlington (approx. ¼ mile away); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The Cottage 1872 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Burlington County’s Historical Downtown (approx. 0.3 miles away); Engine of Industrial Progress (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hub of Transportation and Commerce (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans Drive (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
Women's Heritage Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Stephen Kokoska, July 20, 2016
2. Women's Heritage Trail Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2016, by Stephen Kokoska of North Brunswick, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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