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Glen Carbon in Madison County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Bethel Meetinghouse

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2020
1. Bethel Meetinghouse Marker
Inscription.  
Erected near this site in 1805 by the frontier citizens of the Goshen Settlement was the first Methodist church in Illinois

These grounds surrounding it were the scene of many early camp meetings and frontier revivals. In later years the church burned and was not rebuilt but by then it had served as mother church of congregations at Cedar Grove, Ebenezer, Salem at Wanda, and St. John's at Edwardsville, to which the Bethel congregation moved after the fire.

This stone is a memorial to those pioneers through whose vision and sacrifice the Methodist church was founded in Illinois.

(Supplementary plaque:)

Local Landmark
Bethel Meeting House
Est. 1805
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1805.
 
Location. 38° 46.179′ N, 89° 57.933′ W. Marker is in Glen Carbon, Illinois, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of Glen Carbon Road and Lakewood Drive, on the right when traveling west on Glen Carbon Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Glen Carbon Rd, Glen Carbon IL 62034, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2020
2. Bethel Meetinghouse Marker
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markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A-7E Corsair II (approx. one mile away); Goshen Road Terminus (approx. 1.2 miles away); Dr. Nick Holonyak, Jr. Way (approx. 1.4 miles away); Yanda Log Cabin (approx. 1˝ miles away); Village Hall & Firehouse (approx. 1.6 miles away); Railroads (approx. 1.7 miles away); Churches (approx. 1.7 miles away); Glen Carbon (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Carbon.
 
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By Jason Voigt, April 9, 2020
3. Supplementary Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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