"Land of the Cross-Tipped Churches"

Shelby-Auglaize-Mercer Counties area of western Ohio

Settled predominantly by German Catholic immigrants beginning in the 1840s, this rural region boasts an impressive array of historic churches. A highlight is the Shrine of the Holy Relics in Maria Stein.

Photo: St. John Church, Maria Stein. © Copyright 2005 Catholichistory.net


Land of the Cross Tipped Churches * Ohio Byways