Shimer College

Shimer College (HMN1M)

Location: Mt Carroll, IL 61053 Carroll County
Buy Illinois State flags at!
Country: United States of America
Buy United States of America flags at!

N 42° 5.476', W 89° 58.626'

  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
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.
HM NumberHMN1M
Series This marker is part of the Illinois: Illinois State Historical Society series
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
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)815
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 800-808 S Clay St, Mt Carroll IL 61053, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. What historical period does the marker represent?
  2. What historical place does the marker represent?
  3. What type of marker is it?
  4. What class is the marker?
  5. What style is the marker?
  6. Does the marker have a number?
  7. This marker needs at least one picture.
  8. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  9. Is the marker in the median?