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.

9 N. Main St., Glandorf, OH
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.
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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."

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