St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

Medina, Ohio 1884 The congregation was established in 1817. Two earlier churches, a log church and a frame building, housed the congregation until the present church was completed in 1884. A parish hall and an office wing are later additions. The stone for the building was quarried locally, in Berea. The bell in the belfry was taken from the original wooden church. In 1937, to celebrate the 120th... read more

United Church of Christ Congregational

Medina, Ohio 1881-82 The church was organized in 1819. For several years it shared a log church with the Episcopalians, who now have a stone structure next door. The current church is the second on the site, which is adjacent to the town square, in downtown Medina. The congregation has been part of the town since its founding. During the Abolitionist Movement, the church split over slavery; all members... read more

Universalist Church

Westfield Center, Ohio 1848 The original congregation, some of whom came from the Connecticut Firelands, began meeting in local homes in 1821. Lumber and pews were donated by church members. It is the oldest church in Medina County and the oldest Universalist Church in Ohio. In 1849, Abbie Danforth, a woman minister, was installed, in keeping with church practice of accepting both men and women as... read more

York United Methodist Church

Mallet Creek, Ohio 1877 The congregation was founded in about 1841, and held services in private homes until the first church was built in 1844. The current edifice was built at a cost of $5,000. Three thousand dollars of this was donated by one church member, Mary Ford. In her honor, a plaque above the entrance identifies the church as “Mary’s Chapel, the name by which the church is known... read more

St. Martin of Tours Chapel

Valley City, Ohio 1861 The Parish was established in 1840, and constructed a log church in 1841. The current chapel is the fourth for the parish, second on the site. All construction of the church was donated by local farmers, who gave a year of their time. “They did the plowing and then left the fields to the Lord’s care. They dug clay and fired bricks within a short distance of the church. Legend... read more

St. Marks Episcopal Church

Wadsworth, Ohio 1841 The church was built in 1841-42 by Congregationalist pioneers from New England who settled in the Western Reserve in 1814. The membership disbanded in 1885 and the building stood vacant for 7 years. Pennsylvania German Mennonites purchased and restored the church in 1892. In 1959 the Mennonites built a new church and sold the building to the Episcopal Church, which had been meeting in... read more

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

Valley City, Ohio 1894 The congregation was established in 1831, and constructed a wooden church at a nearby site in 1838. The church was founded by German settlers to Liverpool Township. Services were exclusively in German until 1924, and men and women sat on either side of the sanctuary. The church is located in the countryside outside of Valley City, on a hillside, adjacent to the church cemetery. Land... read more