National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

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The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph’s College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls’ school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers screaming in pain. Hospital smells and apparitions of college founder Mother Seton also have been reported.

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Geographic Information

16825 S Seton Ave
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
United States

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39.693379, -77.326389
Frederick County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Emmitsburg, MD (0.8 mi.)
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Blue Ridge Summit, PA (8.0 mi.)
Taneytown, MD (8.4 mi.)
Highfield-Cascade, MD (8.5 mi.)
Middleburg, MD (9.1 mi.)
Fort Ritchie, MD (9.4 mi.)


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