Poland in Mahoning County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Poland Academy and Poland Seminary
Poland Academy, an elite private school, was established on this site in 1830 and in 1859 graduated its most notable student William McKinley, who became the 25th president of the United States. In 1862, the school changed its name to Poland Seminary and was one of the first schools in northeast Ohio to admit girls on an equal basis. Ida Tarbell, who became a prominent national journalist and author was Preceptress of the Seminary from 1880-1882. William Calhoun graduated from the Seminary and became the U.S. Ambassador to China from 1910-1913. The school became a public institution in 1909 when it became the Poland Seminary High School. In 1972 it was the site of Poland Junior High School and Poland Middle School in 1985.
Erected 2007 by Poland Board of Education and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 17-50.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 41° 1.26′ N, 80° 36.885′ W. Marker is in Poland, Ohio, in Mahoning County. Marker is on College Street near Lee Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 College Street, Youngstown OH 44514, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Four Heroic Chaplains (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); President William McKinley's Boyhood Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Stone Tavern (approx. 0.2 miles away); Poland Village Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peterson Park and Clock Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); The History of Poland (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Judge Turhand Kirtland (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poland.
Also see . . .
1. President William McKinley, Jr. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Poland Seminary High School. (Submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Education • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 444 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.