Old Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery (Bantam)
Park Road No. 1 East Fork Lake State Park
Bethel, OH 45106 USA
Tate Twp. Inactive
Directions: Take St. Rt. 125 out of Amelia towards Bethel. Pass St. Rt. 222 on left. As you come into “Bantam” you will approach another traffic light- this is also St. Rt. 222 intersection. Turn left at this traffic light – which is Bantam Road. Turn left at first entrance to East Fork State Park (Park Road No. 1, formerly Elklick Road). Pass Ranger’s Station. Church and cemetery will be on the left as you continue on this road.
Pictures and inscriptions taken by Pamela Smith, CCGS member, May 2009. A lot of the footstones are over the hill in the woods. There are a lot of old stones in this cemetery. A lot of cleaning of stones needed to be completed. In the very back of the cemetery there are 50 unknown stones and a few hand inscribed stones that I am told came from the Towner Cemetery on private property on Williamsburg Bantam Road.
Old Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery Photo