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Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Emma Willard

Pioneer educator gave women
first college training here

 
 
Emma Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
1. Emma Willard Marker
Inscription.
Emma Hart came to Middlebury in 1807 to take charge of the Female Academy. After her marriage to Dr. John Willard, the town’s first physician, she gave the earliest collegiate instruction for women in America at a Seminary in her home, during the years 1814-1819.
 
Erected 1949 by Vermont Historic Sites Commission.
 
Location. 44° 0.842′ N, 73° 9.992′ W. Marker is in Middlebury, Vermont, in Addison County. Marker is on Court Square (U.S. 7), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middlebury VT 05753, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charter House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Deere (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace of Ray Fisher (approx. 0.7 miles away); The U.S. Government Morgan Horse Farm (approx. 2.1 miles away); Silas Wright (approx. 2.8 miles away); Robert Frost (approx. 8.8 miles away); Levi P. Morton (approx. 11.2 miles away); Early Life Along Otter Creek in Vergennes (approx. 11.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middlebury.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located on the town common. Memorial is down the street about 300
Wideview of Emma Willard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
2. Wideview of Emma Willard Marker
On the town common, in center of photo
feet away.
 
Categories. EducationNotable Persons
 
Emma Hart Willard Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, August 1, 2014
3. Emma Hart Willard Memorial
In memory of
Emma Hart Willard
who wrote at Middlebury in 1818 the Magna Carta
for higher education of women in America
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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