Place:St. Marys, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameSt. Marys
Alt namesSaint Maryssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity
Coordinates41.438°N 78.543°W
Located inElk, Pennsylvania, United States     (8 Dec 1842 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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St. Marys is a city in Elk County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 13,070 at the 2010 census. Originally a small, Bavarian Catholic town, St. Marys was founded December 8, 1842. It is home to Straub Brewery and the first Benedictine convent in the United States. In 1992, the borough of St. Marys absorbed the surrounding township of Benzinger and incorporated as a city, though much of the city's area remains wild.

St. Marys lies in the center of Pennsylvania's elk country. It is one of the few places east of the Mississippi River that allows hunting of wild elk. The area is known for its access to outdoor activities, including trout streams and state hunting lands inside the city limits.

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