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Loretto in Cambria County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Loretto

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 3, 2014
1. Loretto Marker
Inscription. Founded 1799 by the prince-priest, Demetrius Gallitzin. Here he began in 1800 the first school in the area, a forerunner of St. Francis College, chartered in 1858. Catholic cultural center. Charles M. Schwab, steel king, had his home here.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 30.511′ N, 78° 38.653′ W. Marker is in Loretto, Pennsylvania, in Cambria County. Marker is at the intersection of Manor Drive (Pennsylvania Route 1001) and Kelly Drive, on the right when traveling east on Manor Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Loretto PA 15940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles M. Schwab (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Demetrius Gallitzin (approx. 0.8 miles away); Admiral Peary Park (approx. 4 miles away); Robert E. Peary (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Loretto (approx. 4.2 miles away); Cambria County (approx. 4.6 miles away); Penn-Eben Hotel (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Loretto.
 
Also see . . .
1. Charles Michael Schwab at FindAGrave.com.
Loretto Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 3, 2014
2. Loretto Marker
(Submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Rev Demetrius Augustine Gallitzin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 3, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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