This church is located on Marengo CR 63 approximately 0.2 miles north of the junction of CR 63 & CR 38 and approximately 8 miles NE of Thomaston, AL in the community of McKinley (GPS coordinates 32.300342, -87.540733). Below are details about this church that are provided on a historical marker located in front of the church.
Text on marker:
“BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH & CEMETERY – Constituted June 6, 1821 from the fruits of labor of the venerable Solomon Perkins., For four years after their constitution they enjoyed almost a continual revival. Home of Miss Willie Kelly, a missionary to China from 1894 to 1936. This church was deemed a significant land mark and added to the Register of Alabama Landmarks and Heritage on April 11, 1984.”
Date of Photographs: January 29, 2016.