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Saint Francis, Kentucky
Saint Francis, Kentucky

Saint Francis is a Marion county town about 12 miles northwest of Lebanon. It was settled in the early nineteenth century and was originally known as Chicago, named for the city in Illinois for reasons now obscure. It was Chicago Station on the railroad by about 1866. In 1938 the town and post office were renamed Saint Francis, after the local Saint Francis of Assisi Church. Residents complained that their mail was often misdirected to Chicago, Illinois.

Chicago was incorporated in 1870 and was renamed Saint Francis in 1938. It is now inactive or dissolved.

The Chicago post office opened in 1834 and was renamed Saint Francis in 1938.


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