Glandorf, Ohio: Shrine of Headstones

Elaborate pile of dozens of 19th century tombstones, built in 1954, as a tribute to the town's Roman Catholic pioneers. Their graves are underfoot, somewhere.

Address:
9 N. Main St., Glandorf, OH
Directions:
From US-224 turn north onto OH-694. Drive about one mile. You'll see the shrine on the left, across from a red brick church.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Shrine of Headstones

Reports and tips from RoadsideAmerica.com visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Wall of gravestones.

Shrine of Headstones

Early settlers' gravestones that once were in ruins have been collected together to form a beautiful shrine/sitting area/park space/and Stations of the Cross. Parking on street in front. Open 24 hours.

[Stephen Francia, 07/05/2021]

Built in 1954, declared a National Historic Site in 1976. An accompanying monument describes the shrine as "a fitting tribute" to those who "planted the Roman Catholic faith here in the wilderness of Northwestern Ohio."


Nearby Offbeat Places

Giant BullGiant Bull, Gilboa, OH - 8 mi.
Kewpee Hamburgers: Art DecoKewpee Hamburgers: Art Deco, Lima, OH - 20 mi.
Noah's Ark, Dillinger's Jail Cell, Things SwallowedNoah's Ark, Dillinger's Jail Cell, Things Swallowed, Lima, OH - 20 mi.
In the region:
Wilson Football Factory Tour, Ada, OH - 22 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Ohio Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Big Jim: Giant Gunslinger, Bentleyville, Pennsylvania (Nov 29-Dec 5, 2021)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

RoadsideAmerica.com Hotel & Motel Finder

Special rates for hotels.

Book Now