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The Catholic meaning behind 11 US towns and cities your kids should know


Daniel Schwen | CC BY-SA 4.0

Cerith Gardiner - published on 02/06/20

From Santa Fe to Sacramento, teach your family the meaning behind these historical places.

Since the Europeans who explored and settled in the United States a few centuries ago were Catholic, the country is now full of towns and cities from Alaska to Florida that honor many holy men and women.

To make sure your kids — and perhaps even you! — know the significance of the places that you may live in or near (or may want to visit), click on the slideshow. It’s not possible to list every town or place that was given a Catholic name, but if yours isn’t here, feel free to mention it in the comment section below!


Read more:
10 Stunning places with deeply religious meaning in the UK


Read more:
There are 4 American cities named St. Cloud: Who was Cloud?

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