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How far to church in the Austrian Empire?

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If you are wondering where people of a rural community might have gone to church, and if you have multiple choices to contemplate, you can find help in the knowledge that guide lines had been established in an imperial decree of 1733 (re-affirmed in 1762) that the foot paths to church were not to exceed a distance which could be walked in 1 hour.

We must assume that the onus was on the large landholders who owned villages to fund the building of churches so as to stay within the imperial decree.

(Information from the web page: Die Kirche des heiligen Franziscus von Paula, Albrechtsdorf)

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