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Town of Erin in Washington County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Holy Hill

 
 
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By Paul F, October 22, 2010
1. Holy Hill Marker
Inscription.  Holy Hill stands 1340 feet above sea level and 250 feet above the surrounding country-side. It has been a place of inspiration and worship for many years. In 1857 Roman Goetz and Mathias Werner erected a 15 foot white oak cross on its summit. A log chapel followed in 1863. Since then buildings have been enlarged or replaced as needs arose. In 1906 the care of Holy Hill was entrusted to the Carmelite Fathers and Brothers. Today, Holy Hill, one the better known Catholic Shrines in the United States, attracts over 500,000 visitors annually.
 
Erected 1977 by Washington County Landmark Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1340.
 
Location. 43° 14.646′ N, 88° 19.724′ W. Marker is in Town of Erin, Wisconsin, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Carmel Road 0.2 miles south of Holy Hill Road (Wisconsin Highway 167). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1525 Carmel Road, Hartford WI 53027, 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. Carl Schurz Forest (approx.
Holy Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 22, 2010
2. Holy Hill Marker
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3.6 miles away); Messer/Mayer Mill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Monches (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Schwartz Ballroom (approx. 5.2 miles away); “Kissel” (approx. 5˝ miles away); Lohr’s Gas Station (approx. 5˝ miles away); Willard R. Amidon Home (approx. 5˝ miles away); Westphal Mansion Inn (approx. 5.6 miles away).
 
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 22, 2010
3. The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 22, 2010
4. The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians
The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 22, 2010
5. The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 857 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 25, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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