Historic Markers Across Florida

Bethel United Methodist Church

Marker ID: FLHM F-350
Location: US 41/441 at CR 133B 4.5 Mi. S of US 90
County: Columbia
Coordinates: N 30° 07.587    W 082° 37.367
  30.12645    -82.62278333
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WMFNMN


Old Bethel Church was first organized by Alligator area settlers as early as the 1820s. The original church was a small log structure located some two miles northeast of this site. In 1855, this building was erected to accommodate a growing number of parishioners. One of only a few Antebellum church buildings which have survived in rural Florida, Bethel Church has served its congregation continuously since its mid-19th century founding. The building has been known in the community as "the white church by the side of the road" for over a century

Sponsored by Bethel United Methodist Church In Cooperation With The Florida Department of State


City: Lake City, FL