Bethel Christian Church

10825 North State Road 227, Fountain City, IN 47341
765.825.2079

The Bethel Christian Church, located in Bethel, Indiana was organized in 1821, was the first Christian church north of U.S. 40 in Indiana.

Photo: Bethel Christian Church

Photo: Church Plaque

Photo taken November 8, 2002

A plaque at the church states: "Memoriam - Original church organized 1821. Church on this site erected 1852. Church services held here till 1894. Building razed in 1966. The first Christian Church north of U.S. 40 in the state of Indiana."

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