Collegeville, Minnesota

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Collegeville, Minnesota
Collegeville, Minnesota is located in Minnesota
Collegeville, Minnesota
Collegeville, Minnesota
Location of the community of Collegeville
within St. Wendel Township, Stearns County
Collegeville, Minnesota is located in the US
Collegeville, Minnesota
Collegeville, Minnesota
Collegeville, Minnesota (the US)
Coordinates: 45°35′40″N 94°21′47″W / 45.59444°N 94.36306°W / 45.59444; -94.36306Coordinates: 45°35′40″N 94°21′47″W / 45.59444°N 94.36306°W / 45.59444; -94.36306
CountryUnited States
StateMinnesota
CountyStearns
TownshipSt. Wendel Township
Elevation
1,096 ft (334 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56321 and 56374
Area code(s)320
GNIS feature ID641398[1]

Collegeville is an unincorporated community in St. Wendel Township, Stearns County, Minnesota, United States, near St. Joseph. The community is located near the junction of Collegeville Road and Old Collegeville Road. Nearby is Saint John's Abbey, a large Benedictine monastery.[2] Stearns County Road 159 serves as a main route for the community. Interstate 94 is nearby.

Geography[edit]

Collegeville is located within section 32 of St. Wendel Township. Collegeville Township lies to the southwest.

History[edit]

The community was named for Saint John's University.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Collegeville, Minnesota". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Graham, Regina (27 November 2015). "Monks accused of FIVE DECADES of sexual abuse of children at Minnesota abbey - and one is alleged to have had 200 victims". Daily Mail.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (1920). Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance. Minnesota Historical Society. p. 523.