St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (HM620)

Location: Emmitsburg, MD 21727 Frederick County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 41.791', W 77° 19.815'

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Founder of the Sisters of Charity

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.
HM NumberHM620
Placed BySeton Shrine Center and Maryland Historical Society
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 6:15pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 300202 N 4396670
Decimal Degrees39.69651667, -77.33025000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 41.791', W 77° 19.815'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 41' 47.46" N, 77° 19' 48.90" W
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Area Code(s)301, 240
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 333 S Seton Ave, Emmitsburg MD 21727, US
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