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Morgantown Female Academy

On March 23, 1831, the Virginia General Assembly passed an act authorizing the Monongalia Academy to establish a separate academy for female students, which opened in 1833 and was called the Morgantown Female Academy.

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Act Establishing Female Seminary at Morgantown
Amendment to Act Establishing Morgantown Female Academy
History of Morgantown Female Seminary
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Officers of the Morgantown Female Collegiate Institute
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