Middlebury in Addison County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Pioneer educator gave women
ﬁrst college training here
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 9 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); War Memorial (approx. 7.7 miles away); a different marker also named War Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); Robert Frost (approx. 8.8 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 feet
Categories. • Education • Notable Persons • Women •
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