Wapakoneta in Auglaize County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sts. Peter and Paul Church
Mother Church of the Petersburg Parishes
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The parish was dedicated to Sts. Peter and Paul. It initially served the region, but often impassable roads prompted settlers to establish churches closer to home, first at Wapakoneta (1839), then
Father Lawrence Tebbe, 1950
Erected 2018. (Marker Number 8-6.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 40° 29.824′ N, 84° 9.779′ W. Marker is in Wapakoneta, Ohio, in Auglaize County. Marker is at the intersection of Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road (County Route 100) and Cemetery Rd (County Route 161), on the left when traveling east on Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 15001 Santa Fe-New Knoxville Road, Wapakoneta OH 45895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wapakoneta (Wapaughkonnetta) (approx. 4˝ miles away); F5D Skylancer (approx. 4.7 miles away); Apollo Command Module and Gemini Spacecraft Mock-ups Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients (approx. 5.2 miles away); Wapakoneta All Wars Memorial (approx. 5.2 miles away); Neil Armstrong's Boyhood Home (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dayton and Michigan Railroad (approx. 5.3 miles away); Dudley Nichols (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wapakoneta.
Also see . . .
1. Sts. Peter and Paul Church memorialized with historic marker (Wapakoneta Daily News, 5/9/2018). (Submitted on June 27, 2018.)
2. State Marker Commemorates Original Petersburg Church (The Catholic Telegraph, 6/27/18). (Submitted on June 27, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 26, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.