St. Vincent`s Academy

St. Vincent`s Academy (HM3BQ)

Location: Savannah, GA 31401 Chatham County
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N 32° 4.439', W 81° 5.469'

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The Convent and Academy of Saint Vincent dePaul was opened in June, 1845. Sisters of Mercy from Charleston, S.C., under the leadership of Mother Vincent Mahoney, began a boarding school, orphanage, day school and free school. St. Vincent`s Convent became an independent Motherhouse within two years, and from here over 20 schools, hospitals, and orphanages were founded throughout Georgia. Early foundations continuing to give service include: St. Joseph`s Hospital and St. Mary`s Home, Savannah (1875), and St. Joseph`s Hospital (1880).

Records attest to bravery and heroic service rendered by the Sisters of Mercy during the yellow fever epidemics of 1853, 1876, and 1878, and to their care for the wounded and suffering during the Civil War. Students at St. Vincent`s include Winnie and Jeff Davis, children of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Noted architect, Charles B. Cluskey, designed the Convent and Academy building. The style is Greek Revival.

Heritage Hall in the original building recalls for today`s young women St. Vincent`s tradition of educational excellence.
HM NumberHM3BQ
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number025-93
Year Placed1983
Placed ByGeorgia Historic Marker
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Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 7:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 491397 N 3548639
Decimal Degrees32.07398333, -81.09115000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 4.439', W 81° 5.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 4' 26.34" N, 81° 5' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)478, 912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-207 E Liberty, Savannah GA 31401, US
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