Kentucky Atlas and Gazetteer

Saint Joseph, Kentucky

Saint Joseph is a Daviess county community about 10 miles west of Owensboro. It grew around the Saint Joseph Academy, which was establish in 1861. It later became the Mount Saint Joseph Academy or the Saint Joseph Female Ursuline Academy. The Ursuline Sisters arrived in 1874 and became the autonomous congregation Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph in 1912. The Academy became the Mount Saint Joseph Junior College for Women and became part of Bresica College in Owensboro in 1950. The Saint Joseph post office operated from 1886 to 1995. A Maple Mount post office operated on the grounds of the Academy from 1934 to 2006.

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