St. Patrick, Missouri

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St. Patrick is an unincorporated community in southern Clark County, Missouri, United States.[1] It is located about ten miles northwest of Canton on Route 81. The community was founded in 1833 by Irish immigrants who named it after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Today it is best known as the home of the Shrine of St. Patrick, a medieval-inspired Catholic church.[2]

St. Patrick is part of the Fort MadisonKeokuk, IA-MO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

St. Patrick was originally called St. Marysville, and under the latter name was platted in 1857.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: St. Patrick, Missouri
  2. ^ Adam Farley, "Irish in the Heartland: St. Patrick, Missouri" Irish America April/May 2013 online
  3. ^ "Clark County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Retrieved 19 September 2016. 

Coordinates: 40°15′50″N 91°37′38″W / 40.2638°N 91.6273°W / 40.2638; -91.6273