Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Saint Charles, Kentucky

Saint Charles is a Hopkins county city on US 62 about seven miles south of Madisonville. It was established by J.I.D. Woodruff as a coal camp for the mine of the Saint Bernard Mining Company. It was initially known as Woodruff, but was later renamed Saint Charles. The source of that name is not known. Saint Charles was incorporated in 1874. The Woodruff post office opened in 1873 and was renamed Saint Charles in 1874. The population in 2010 was 277.


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