United Methodist Church

Leon, Ohio 1877 The church was organized in 1861 by the United Brethren in Christ denomination. In 1946 the church merged with the Evangelical Church, and in 1968 joined with the Methodists. The original church building has received numerous renovations and additions. In 1918 The Ladies Aid room, belfry, and large stained glass window in the front of the church were added. In 1950 the basement was added... read more

First Congregational United Church of Christ

Andover, Ohio 1845 The congregation was organized in 1832. The property on which the church is located, donated by a church member, originally extended clear to the town square. The spire and Tiffany windows were added in later in the century, paid for by the sale of the property west of the church. Even without its large west yard, the church has an imposing location on a hillside overlooking the town. A... read more

Rome Presbyterian Church

Rome, Ohio 1836 A group of Congregationalist settlers, formed as a congregation in 1819, built the church. It became a Presbyterian Church in 1885. The square tower consists of two parts, divided by a balcony. It has four gothic windows, facing north, south, east, and west. Four minarets form its crown, connected by a wall, reminiscent of English baronial architecture. The first floor windows look... read more

Congregational Church

The congregation, the oldest in the Western Reserve, was organized with the help of circuit rider Rev. Joseph Badger in 1801. In 1811, Sybill Austin traveled alone, 800 miles on horseback, to Connecticut to find a pastor for the church, and succeeded in recruiting Rev. Giles H. Cowles. In the 1840s the church canceled its affiliation with the Presbyterian Church and identified itself with the... 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

Christ Church Episcopal

Now, Christ Church Museum Windsor, Ohio 1832 This sacred landmark has benefited more than once from the timely advocacy and efforts of those who cared about it deeply. An early Episcopal congregation constructed the church. The Episcopal diocese declared it “extinct” in 1892 and it was slated for demolition. However, early in the twentieth century an Episcopal archdeacon moved into the church,... read more
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