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Mechanicsburg in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Irving Female College

 
 
Irving Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 24, 2006
1. Irving Female College Marker
Inscription. Site of the College that was chartered in 1857, and named for Washington Irving, a trustee. First women's college in Pennsylvania to grant degrees in arts and sciences. It closed in 1929.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.93′ N, 76° 59.977′ W. Marker is in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is on E, Main Street just from Filbert Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsburg PA 17050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Simpson Ferry Road (approx. 0.2 miles away); Frankenberger Tavern (approx. mile away); Union Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Cumberland Valley Railroad (approx. half a mile away); Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, C.S.A. (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); Silver Spring Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sporting Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mechanicsburg.
 
Categories. Education
 
Irving Female College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, April 30, 2015
2. Irving Female College Marker
Irving Female College image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 24, 2006
3. Irving Female College
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,197 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 1, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on January 30, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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