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  • Kathryn Florence “Katie” Craig (1884 - 1970)
    Kathryn “Katie” Heard Craig, founder of the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, daughter of Stephen Dudley and Lillie Dale (Snapp) Heard, was born in McKinney, Texas, on May 23, 1884. Her father and his b...
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    Watkinsville - Jane Hart McWhorter, wife of the late Burnett Pettigrew McWhorter, passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at the age of 91 after a brief illness. Born in Atlanta, GA in 1930, Mrs. McWh...
  • Lorine Jones Spoonts Lewis (1881 - 1963)
    Margaret Lorine Jones Spoonts Lewis, influential civic leader of South Texas, was born on November 16, 1881, at Medio Ranch in Bee County, Texas, to Lou Ella (Marsden) Jones and William Whitby Jones. T...

Seven Sisters of the South

Though ill-defined, the Seven Sisters of the South are the Southeast's answer to the Seven Sisters Colleges in the Northeastern United States. They are said to include (in alphabetical order):

Agnes Scott College

– Decatur, Georgia []

Notable alumnae

Brenau University

– Gainesville, Georgia []

Notable alumnae

Hollins University

– Roanoke, Virginia []

Notable alumnae

Mary Baldwin University

– Staunton, Virginia []

Notable alumnae

Salem College

– Winston-Salem, North Carolina []

Notable alumnae

Sweet Briar College

– Sweet Briar, Virginia []

Notable alumnae

Wesleyan College

– Macon, Georgia []

Notable alumnae