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The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
1. The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta Marker
Inscription. Members of the seventeenth-century French Order of Saint Joseph of Carondelet were first invited to Georgia at the end of the Civil War to teach and staff an orphanage in Savannah. Working with the children of African Americans, the Sisters of St. Joseph received praise and scorn. After serving briefly at a girls’ school in Washington , Georgia , the Sisters came to Augusta in 1912. Here they began Mount Saint Joseph Academy , which operated from 1915 until 1960. The Order’s convent stood at this location. Augusta institutions founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph include Saint Mary’s Elementary School, Aquinas High School , and St. Joseph’s Hospital.
 
Erected 2006 by The Georgia Historical Society and Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic Church. (Marker Number 121-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 33° 28.547′ N, 82° 1.655′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on Monte Sano Avenue near Belleview Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30904, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Walker Family Cemetery
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By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
2. The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta Marker
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephen Vincent Benet House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Augusta College Three Original Arsenal Buildings (approx. ¼ mile away); The Bell at Augusta State University (approx. ¼ mile away); Bellevue (approx. ¼ mile away); Augusta State University (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Augusta Arsenal (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
 
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The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
3. The Sisters of Saint Joseph In Augusta Marker
Marker, seen near the intersection of Monte Sano Avenue and Belleview Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 12, 2010
4. Marker, seen near the intersection of Monte Sano Avenue and Belleview Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 740 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 8, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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