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Saint Catharine, Kentucky
Saint Catharine, Kentucky

Saint Catharine is a Washington county community just northwest of Springfield centered around the Saint Catharine Academy and the Motherhouse of the Dominican Sisters founded in 1822. Originally known as Saint Magdalen, it was renamed Saint Catharine in 1851. The post office opened in 1900 as Saint Catherines and the spelling was corrected a few years later.

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Saint Catharine College

Saint Catharine is the home of Saint Catharine College, established in 1931, but originating with the Academy that was established in 1839. The College announced it is closing at the end of July, 2016 because of financial problems.

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