|historic = wayside_cross
|A historical cross along a way, symbol of christian faith.
|Rendering in OSM Carto
|Used on these elements
|Status: de facto
|Tools for this tag
A wayside cross is a (mostly) historical (usually Christian) cross. Frequently found along the road in most Europe: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Poland, Ukraine and other predominantly Catholic and Orthodox Christian countries.
- Use man_made=cross for a cross with no historical context and possibly even without religious relationship.
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Tags used in combination
- name=* if it has a name
- denomination=catholic or denomination=orthodox
- tourism=attraction if it's a tourist attraction
- start_date=* errection/sacrification date/year
- support=* mounting point<<!what it means in case of point tagging?>>
historic=wayside_shrine, historic=wayside_cross were put in the historic=* key because they are seen as generally related to history, but this choice was never meant to exclude more modern wayside crosses and wayside shrines. As a result, this tag has always included wayside crosses that are not historic when applying a strict reading of the term. Sometimes, the tag has also been applied to crosses that are not located along a way (these should be retagged).