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Washington County Seminary for Women 

or Washington County Female Seminary


The Washington Female Seminary was founded in 1836 with forty students "providing not just a finishing education for young women of good Christian standing but a rigorous, classical curriculum.".

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Pre 1920 Photo of the 1888 - The Class of Washington County Seminary for Women Contributed by Gerre Engard Byrd

Pre-1920 Photo 1888 Class, Faces only

1913 Advertisement

1922 The Scroll 


Focus on Washington County, Volume 1: A Report of 50 Historical Articles Which Appeared On The Focus Page of the Observer Reporter, (prepared by) By Harriet Branton, pp. pp. 35-36, Education For Girls: Washington Seminary


Focus on Washington County, Volume 1: A Report of 50 Historical Articles Which Appeared On The Focus Page of the Observer Reporter, (prepared by) By Harriet Branton, pp. 63-65, about Sarah Foster Hanna.



From the 2007 W & J Convocation Address September 3, 2007



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