St. Mary's College (Kentucky)

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St. Mary's College was an 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.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Shea, John Gilmary (1886). The Hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States. New York: Office of Catholic Publications. 
  2. ^ "Augustus Hill Garland". The United States Department of Justice. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Thomas James Churchill(1881-1883)". Old State House Museum. Retrieved August 14, 2012. 
  • The Catholic Encyclopedia. "William Byrne".
  • Lewis, Alvin Fayette. History of Higher Education in Kentucky. G.P.O., 1899.
  • "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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