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Monroe in Benton County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Belknap Settlement

United Methodist Historic Site

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2018
1. The Belknap Settlement Marker
Inscription.
United Methodist
Historic Site
No. 323

In Memory of the Pioneers of
The Belknap Settlement
Who Served God Faithfully
In An Untamed Land
(Marker Number 323.)
 
Location. 44° 18.831′ N, 123° 17.972′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Oregon, in Benton County. Marker can be reached from Orchard St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Monroe OR 97456, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Applegate Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wilhelm Mill Water Wheel (approx. ľ mile away); Ebenezer Schoolhouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Applegate Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); “The Struggle Has Ended” (approx. 7 miles away); Lee House (approx. 8.1 miles away); Junction City — A Brief History (approx. 8.1 miles away); Locomotive 418 (approx. 8.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
Regarding The Belknap Settlement. This church is one of over 550 United Methodist Church (UMC) Historic Sites as part of the historic registry designated by the UMC Commission.

The following text is taken from the Benton County website:

Oregon's
The Belknap Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, April 22, 2018
2. The Belknap Settlement Marker
Territorial Period of Service in Office (1849 – 1859)


The original governing body of Benton County was the Probate Court comprised of three elected judges. Shortly after Oregon was granted territorial status the County Court system was adopted and comprised of two elected commissioners and the elected County Judge. Many Oregon counties have maintained the County Court system to the current day.

Probate Court

George Belknap (1850-1852)


Belknap was born on August 30, 1817 in Hardin County, Kentucky and died on September 16 1897 in the Bellfountain area of Benton County, he was the last member of the original settlement to pass away. He married Keturah Penton on October 3, 1839 in Ohio, and moved to Iowa the year after. Belknap left Iowa, along with a significant portion of his family, to settle in Benton County in 1847 as part of what was referred to as the "Belknap Settlement" in the Monroe area. Several of his siblings were also members of the wagon train of 1847. He served as a Judge of the Probate Court from 1850 to 1852 and he and his wife were prominent supporters of Willamette University in Salem.

 
Also see . . .
1. Heritage Landmarks: A Travelerís Guide to the Most Sacred Places of The United Methodist Church. A PDf document of every UMC Heritage Landmark and site. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.) 

2. Register of Historic Sites. (Submitted on August 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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