Remarkable Ohio


Below is a complete listing of all Ohio Historical Markers. To find a detailed marker listing including text, photographs, and locations, click on a county below. Our listing is updated by the markers program as new markers are installed and older markers are reported damaged or missing.

ALERT: This marker should be 57-31 but was inadvertently given a non-Hamilton County number, 57-9.

57-31 Miss Doherty’s College Preparatory School for Girls

Side A: Mary Harlan Doherty was born in 1862 in the Dayton Street neighborhood of Cincinnati. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1880 at a time when women were not expected to go to college, but rather to marry, raise children, and take care of household duties. Miss Doherty, as she was known, saw the world differently. She felt strongly that women should not only possess solid social skills, but also be prepared for college. She graduated from Cornell University in 1899. In 1906 she established the College Preparatory School for Girls in the former home of Superior Court Judge and Ohio Governor George Hoadley, with a class of 125 students. Enrollment doubled by 1920, with Miss Doherty guiding her students under the school’s motto, Ad Summum, meaning “To the Highest Point,” or, as she viewed it, to strive for excellence, hard work, and service.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: Seven Hills Doherty School PA, The Students of Doherty School, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 2726 Johnstone Place, 
Location: Seven Hills School, Doherty Campus
Latitude: 39.1285970
Longitude: -84.4722520