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Pepper Lake in Cuyahoga County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Ursuline College

1871

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
1. Ursuline College Marker
Inscription.  The first women’s college chartered in the state of Ohio, Ursuline College opened in 1871 in downtown Cleveland as part of the educational mission of the Order of St. Ursula (O.S.U.). Founded in Italy in 1535 with an early presence in North America, this order established its first religious teaching community in Cleveland in 1850, led by foundress Mother Mary of the Annunciation Beaumont, O.S.U. The college’s growth prompted four moves in Cleveland and subsequently to the Pepper Lake campus in 1966. Ursuline holds the distinction as one of the first catholic women’s colleges in the United States organized and chartered explicitly for college education.
 
Erected 2003 by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, the International paper Company Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 62-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 29.755′ N, 81° 27.787′ W. Marker is in Pepper Lake, Ohio, in Cuyahoga
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By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
2. Ursuline College and Marker
County. Marker is on Lander Road 0.3 miles north of the circle at Fairmount and Gates Mills Boulevards, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2550 Lander Rd, Cleveland OH 44124, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Angela Merici (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Berger Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); William E. Telling / William E. Telling Mansion (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Mills of Gates Mill (approx. 3.3 miles away); Hiram House (approx. 3.4 miles away); John Carroll University (approx. 3.6 miles away); The Cleveland Grand Prix (approx. 3.9 miles away); Birthplace of James A. Garfield (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Ursuline College. Excerpt:
Recognizing the special need for an institution of higher education for women, Mother Mary of the Annunciation Beaumont, the first superior of the Cleveland Ursulines and the founder of Ursuline College, obtained a charter from the state of Ohio to establish a college “to confer, on the recommendation of the faculty, such degrees and honors as are conferred by colleges and universities in the United States.” Ursuline College thus became one of the first Catholic women's colleges in the United States organized and chartered explicitly for the purpose of college education. Ursuline College was also the first chartered Catholic college for women in
Ursuline College, Pepper Lake, Cleveland Ohio image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 22, 2019
3. Ursuline College, Pepper Lake, Cleveland Ohio
Lake Elissa is in the foreground.
Ohio. Enrollment was open to the public of all races and creeds who qualified scholastically.
(Submitted on July 24, 2019.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 24, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
 
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