Shimer College

Shimer College (HMN1M)

Location: Mt Carroll, IL 61053 Carroll County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 5.476', W 89° 58.626'

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Mount Carroll Seminary was founded as a coeducational institution in 1853 by Frances Ann Wood (later Mrs. Shimer). After the Civil War, enrollment was limited to women. Rechartered in 1896 as the Frances Shimer Academy of the University of Chicago, the school pioneered a junior college program. It became coeducation again in 1950 and adopted a four-year program in liberal education in 1958. In that year the Chicago affiliation was dissolved and the present name became official.
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HM NumberHMN1M
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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Year Placed1968
Placed ByThe Mount Carroll Community Club, Carroll County Historical Society, and the Illinois State Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 3:08pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 253784 N 4664199
Decimal Degrees42.09126667, -89.97710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 5.476', W 89° 58.626'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 5' 28.56" N, 89° 58' 37.56" W
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Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-808 S Clay St, Mt Carroll IL 61053, US
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