5-15 | Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio
Side A & B | Birthplace of Catholicism in Northern Ohio
About a mile south in St. Paul's Cemetery, the Reverend Father Edward J. Fenwick, "Pioneer Apostle of Ohio," organized the first Catholic parish in northern Ohio. The first mass was celebrated in the log house of Daniel McCallister. A century and a half later the cabin was dismantled, moved here, rebuilt, and rededicated in May, 1967 as the Log Cabin Shrine of Dungannon.
Sponsors: Columbiana County Historical Association, Columbiana County Highway Department, and The Ohio Historical Society
The original log cabin has been enshrouded by a slightly larger brick building. Above it on the hill sits St. Phillip of Neri Catholic Church. For more information, you can find a detailed historical account of the church and its importance here.