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Bethel United Methodist Church

 
 
Bethel United Methodist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
1. Bethel United Methodist Church Marker
Inscription.  1866 ... first Sunday School.
September 1866 first sermon in Sheridan by Rev. George Comfort.
Summer 1873 Revs. Francis Riggin and Wm. Wesley Van Orsdel (Brother Dan) are appointed to the newly formed circuit headquartered in Sheridan. This circuit stretched from Virginia City to Bannack and Salmon City, Idaho.
Dec 2, 1873 - the first church is dedicated. It is still in use as Bethany Hall and is the oldest Protestant church building in continuous use in Montana.
Jan. 30, 1906, the 1st services were held in the current church building.
 
Erected by Bethel United Methodist Church.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is December 2, 1873.
 
Location. 45° 27.28′ N, 112° 11.783′ W. Marker is in Sheridan, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on South Main Street (State Highway 287) near Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 South Main Street, Sheridan MT 59749, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. William O'Brien House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheridan Montana - The Heart of the Ruby Valley (about 700 feet away); Robber's Roost (approx. 4.9 miles away); Pavilion (approx. 9 miles away); Which way did they go? (approx. 9.1 miles away); Recognizing her people's land (approx. 9.1 miles away); Jefferson River - Beaverhead River (approx. 9.1 miles away); "...a handsome little river..." (approx. 9.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sheridan.
 
Bethel United Methodist Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 12, 2019
2. Bethel United Methodist Church and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2019, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.

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