Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent

Site of Liberty's Ursuline Convent (HM2746)

Location: Liberty, TX 77575 Liberty County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 3.518', W 94° 47.975'

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In 1859 Bishop John Mary Odin sent a group of Ursulines from Galveston to Liberty to establish a convent and girls' school. Under the leadership of an energetic French nun, Mother Ambroise, the Sisters bought land at this site and erected two frame buildings. Many prominent Liberty families enrolled their daughters in the convent school, as boarders or day students. The turmoil of the Civil War (1861-1865) caused attendance to decline, and the institution closed in 1866. Occupied by two other academies in the late 1860s, the Ursuline buildings were dismantled in the 1880s.
HM NumberHM2746
Year Placed1978
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 23rd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 326522 N 3326647
Decimal Degrees30.05863333, -94.79958333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 3.518', W 94° 47.975'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 3' 31.08" N, 94° 47' 58.5" W
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Area Code(s)936, 713, 409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 335-399 Austin St, Liberty TX 77575, US
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