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

Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin

(1810-1892)

 
 
Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
1. Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin Marker
Inscription. The first American-born African American Catholic nun in the nation and charter member of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first congregation of religious women of color in the world. In 1845 she helped found the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Michigan. At the request of Bishop John Neumann of Philadelphia, she established an IHM community in Susquehanna County and Laurel Hill Academy, in operation here until 1923.
 
Erected 2009 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 56.784′ N, 75° 35.632′ W. Marker is in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Turnpike St. (SR 1013) and Broad Ave on Turnpike St. (SR 1013). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Susquehanna PA 18847, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of St. John's Church and Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Starrucca Viaduct (approx. 1.2 miles away); Starrucca Viaduct - The Bridge of Stone (approx. 1.4 miles away); “Go, and Be Baptized” (approx. 2.3 miles away);
Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2015
2. Mother Theresa Maxis Duchemin Marker
The Susquehanna River (approx. 2.3 miles away); Joseph Smith (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Joseph Smith (approx. 7.7 miles away); "Lokies" boost coal production ... (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 194 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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