Between 1869 and 1915 a large number of churches, rectories, convents, and schools were built throughout the countryside of west central Ohio. The churches were distinctive in that they were all identified by towering spires topped by crosses.
  In 1979, over 64 buildings representing this period of our history, were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the years, a few of these have disappeared. Today, many of these communities are seeking to preserve the remaining structures and the heritage and family values they represent.
  More than being a religious tour, a trip through this land is an opportunity to experience a heritage rich in strong family ties, a dedication to hard work, and a deep devotion to God. We invite you to share our heritage.

Celebrate our Heritage with us... Come see...

  • The important cultural and social landscape of the region and the sites that they were placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The original Mother Church of the region.
  • Remnants of the Miami-Erie Canal that brought the settlers to America's First Frontier.
  • The second largest collection of Holy Relics in North America.
  • The Maria Stein Heritage Museum - the only museum dedicated to interpreting the history of this rich area.
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