Nerinx, Kentucky

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Unincorporated community
Nerinx is located in Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°39′51″N 85°23′58″W / 37.66417°N 85.39944°W / 37.66417; -85.39944Coordinates: 37°39′51″N 85°23′58″W / 37.66417°N 85.39944°W / 37.66417; -85.39944
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Marion
Elevation 705 ft (215 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 40049
GNIS feature ID 508688[1]

Nerinx is an unincorporated community within Marion County, Kentucky, United States.

Nerinx was founded in the early 19th century by Father Stephen Theodore Badin.

Nerinx is the home of the convent and Motherhouse of the Sisters of Loretto.

The Sisters moved to the site around 1820. The town was renamed Nerinckx for Fr. Charles Nerinckx, the founder of the order. The Nerinx post office opened in 1899. The shortened spelling is now generally used.[2]