St. Mary's College (Kentucky)

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St. Mary's College was a Catholic institution established by William Byrne and George Elder in Elder's hometown of Hardin's Creek near Lebanon in Marion County, Kentucky. The community was later renamed "St. Mary" after the college.

St. Mary's is now closed. It operated between 1821 and 1976. Before it closed, it was the third oldest operating Catholic college for boys in the nation.[1]

The St. Mary's College Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[2]

Historic district[edit]

St. Mary's College Historic District
St. Mary's College (Kentucky) is located in Kentucky
St. Mary's College (Kentucky)
Nearest citySt. Mary, Kentucky
Coordinates37°34′12″N 85°20′41″W / 37.57000°N 85.34472°W / 37.57000; -85.34472Coordinates: 37°34′12″N 85°20′41″W / 37.57000°N 85.34472°W / 37.57000; -85.34472
Area7.5 acres (3.0 ha)
Built1821
Architectural styleLate Victorian, Federal
NRHP reference #80001654[2]
Added to NRHPApril 10, 1980

The "St. Mary's College Historic District" is a 7.5 acres (3.0 ha) historic district which included 12 contributing buildings.[1]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Javne C. Henderson (November 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: St. Mary's College Historic District". National Park Service. Retrieved May 2, 2018. With accompanying 16 photos from 1979
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2013-11-02). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Shea, John Gilmary (1886). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States. New York: Office of Catholic Publications.
  4. ^ "Augustus Hill Garland". The United States Department of Justice. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  5. ^ "Thomas James Churchill(1881-1883)". Old State House Museum. Archived from the original on June 7, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.
  • The Catholic Encyclopedia. "William Byrne".
  • Lewis, Alvin Fayette. History of Higher Education in Kentucky. G.P.O., 1899.
  • Lmunet.edu "St. Mary's College".
  • Johnson, E. Polk. A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men in Commerce, Industry, and Modern Activities, pp. 627 ff. Lewis Publishing Company, 1912. Accessed 10 November 2008.

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