Our Congregation's History

Grace was founded in 1894, 

Our building stands at the point of entry to a future Fairfield County Historical Park including the Hansel Preserve across the highway and the Mambourg Lodge behind us.  We hope to remain an historically and spiritually significant community for years to come.

Colfax, Ohio

Colfax was named to honor Schuyler Colfax, the Vice President of the United States when Ulysses S. Grant. was in the Oval Office.  A post office was established in 1869 and Benjamin Dilger was the first postmaster.  Colfax, however, was never platted or listed in the county records.  Originally Colfax was called "The Crossroads," and a post office was requested by the community calling itself "Hartzler," but the petitioners did not receive any answer from the Post Master General in Washington DC until the name Colfax was submitted.

Colfax is located at the intersection of State Route 22 (Cincinnati-Zanesville Road NE) and Lake Road.