Myakka City in Manatee County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Bethany Baptist Church
This church began in 1874 in the community of Riley, was named after William O'Riley. Area included all families within a 10-mile radius of this site. Previously, few people lived here because of Indian attacks and tropical diseases. The settlers worshipped under brush arbors until circa 1915. In 1888 the church was organized at nearby Rye Post Office and named Manatee Baptist Church of Christ. First pastor was J.B. Lamb, who served until 1889. Inactive for a short time, services resumed in 1891 under leadership of the Rev. J.M. Hendry, grandfather of a later pastor, Rev.
Erected 1997 by The Manatee County Historical Society in cooperation with Joe and Libby Warner.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1874.
Location. 27° 28.442′ N, 82° 16.21′ W. Marker is in Myakka City, Florida, in Manatee County. Marker is at the intersection of Bradenton-Arcadia Road (Florida Route 64) and Verna Bethany Road, on the right when traveling east on Bradenton-Arcadia Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myakka City FL 34251, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Town of Rye (approx. 5.9 miles away); Old Miakka School (approx. 10.6 miles away); Miakka (approx. 10.9 miles away); Charles Partin (approx. 11.7 miles away); Historic Parrish (approx. 11.7 miles away); Major William Iredell Turner (approx. 11.8 miles away); Parrish's Founding Family (approx. 11.9 miles away); Duette School (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . . Bethany Baptist Church(Submitted on March 10, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 76 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.