Bethel Church - Collinsville, Illinois
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulspaper
N 38° 38.655 W 089° 57.750
16S E 242167 N 4281464
The old Bethel Church, that once stood on this location, was believed to be a location of the Underground Railroad.
Waymark Code: WM6R0C
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 07/11/2009
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
Views: 16

From the historical marker: "The church was a center of anti-slavery sentiment and the building was believed to be a station on the Underground Railway." The orignal church was torn down in 1981 but there is a new church only 50 yards away. The coordinates are for the historical marker, not the new church. The church website states: "A trap door was cut in the floor at the southwest corner so that the cellar below could be used as a hiding place for slaves on their way north via the Underground Railroad. "
Caseyville, IL USA

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Open to the public?: Private

Name of organization who placed the marker: Bethel Church

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