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Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Founder of the Sisters of Charity

 
 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker
Inscription. Born Aug. 28, 1774, in New York, she came to Emmitsburg from Baltimore June 24, 1809, occupying stone house on these grounds July 31. The following year, in White House visible from here, she organized nation's first Roman Catholic Parochial School. After her death Jan. 4, 1821, she was buried in "the little wood." In 1846 her body was re-interred in mortuary chapel. Canonized a saint by Pope Paul VI Sept. 14, 1975, she is the first native of the United States so honored.
 
Erected by Seton Shrine Center and Maryland Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 41.791′ N, 77° 19.815′ W. Marker is in Emmitsburg, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is on South Seton Avenue (Business U.S. 15), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located near the entrance to the National Emergency Training Center, on the southwest corner of Seton Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16840 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg MD 21727, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of St. Joseph's College (a few steps from this marker); The White House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. John F. Reynolds (approx.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
2. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker
The St. Joseph's College marker is in the background almost hidden in the trees.
0.2 miles away); St. Joseph's Valley Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Daughters of Charity (approx. 0.2 miles away); White Ash Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fallen Firefighters Memorial (approx. mile away); "To Lift a Nation" (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emmitsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Nearly 200 years ago, Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton founded the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph's, the first new community for religious women to be established in the United States in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Today, visitors are welcome to tour the beautiful grounds of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton where her remains are entombed. (Submitted on July 24, 2008.) 

2. Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton. Born Aug. 28, 1774, in New York, she came to Emmitsburg from Baltimore June 24, 1809, occupying stone house on these grounds July 31. The following year, in White House visible from here, she organized nation's first Roman Catholic Parochial School. After her death Jan. 4, 1821, she was buried in "the little
White House image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. White House
As seen from the marker location.
wood." In 1846 her body was re-interred in mortuary chapel. Canonized a saint by Pope Paul VI Sept. 14, 1975, she is the first native of the United States so honored. (Submitted on July 24, 2008.) 
 
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The "Stone House", c. 1750 image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. The "Stone House", c. 1750
The first permanent home at the college.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
5. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Statue
This is the first statue of Mother Seton erected in the United States. It was blessed on September 27, 1950, by Bishop John M. McNamara, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington, and unveiled by Francesca Senese - Santoponte of Leghorn, great-great granddaughter of Antonio Filicchi. It was transferred to this site in 1980.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker, looking north along South Seton Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 18, 2011
6. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Marker, looking north along South Seton Avenue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,456 times since then and 93 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week August 28, 2016. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on July 27, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   6. submitted on June 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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