Dickinson College

Dickinson College (HMAHI)

Location: Carlisle, PA 17013 Cumberland County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 12.128', W 77° 11.733'

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Dr. Benjamin Rush envisioned a new type of education for post-Revolutionary America, a useful education in the liberal arts. Rush, with the assistance of Col. John Montgomery of Carlisle, founded Dickinson College to prepare an engaged citizenry able to meet the leadership needs of the new nation. Chartered on September 9, 1783 and named for John Dickinson, the college was the first established west of the Susquehanna River.
Year Placed2005
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:37pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 313134 N 4452504
Decimal Degrees40.20213333, -77.19555000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 12.128', W 77° 11.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 12' 7.68" N, 77° 11' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-249 W High St, Carlisle PA 17013, US
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