Bethel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma

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For other places in Oklahoma named "Bethel", see Bethel, Oklahoma (disambiguation).
Bethel
Unincorporated community
Bethel is located in Oklahoma
Bethel
Bethel
Bethel is located in the US
Bethel
Bethel
Location within the state of Oklahoma
Coordinates: 34°21′36.88″N 94°50′14.71″W / 34.3602444°N 94.8374194°W / 34.3602444; -94.8374194Coordinates: 34°21′36.88″N 94°50′14.71″W / 34.3602444°N 94.8374194°W / 34.3602444; -94.8374194
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County McCurtain
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 74724

Bethel is a rural unincorporated community located west of U.S. Route 259 in McCurtain County, Oklahoma, United States. The post office opened January 24, 1900. The ZIP code is 74724.

Rock building in Bethel where mail is sorted.
Bethel Post Office on 7/21/2009.
A rock building in Bethel.
Bethel Senior Citizen's Center on 7/21/2009.

This building is not a very active senior citizen's center but they have been known to meet to make quilts and eat. The building is used as a polling place for residents of Bethel and the surrounding area. There are two front doors to the building that open to separate rooms. In the 1980s and prior, people voted on the east side and the votes were manually counted by people on the west side. Currently, the east side is the senior citizen's side as well as the polling place and the west side houses a workout center. The building is about a half of a mile west from the Bethel Post Office.

A white brick building in Bethel.
Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on 7/21/2009.

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church is a little less than a half of a mile from the Bethel Post Office. The original building for the church was recently torn down and this picture is the new building. Within the last twenty years, the church has seen a new fellowship hall, a paved parking lot and growth in the church family.

A white wooden building in Bethel.
Blake's Grocery & Feed in the original building built in 1923. Picture taken on 7/21/2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Shirk, George H. Oklahoma Place Names. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8061-2028-2.