Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Batesville, Arkansas)

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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
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Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Batesville, Arkansas) is located in Arkansas
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Batesville, Arkansas)
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Batesville, Arkansas) is located in the US
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (Batesville, Arkansas)
Location 895 Oak St., Batesville, Arkansas
Coordinates 35°46′20″N 91°38′14″W / 35.77222°N 91.63722°W / 35.77222; -91.63722Coordinates: 35°46′20″N 91°38′14″W / 35.77222°N 91.63722°W / 35.77222; -91.63722
Area less than one acre
Built 1882
NRHP reference # 86002875[1]
Added to NRHP October 16, 1986

The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is a historic church at 895 Oak Street in Batesville, Arkansas. It is a single-story sandstone structure, with a gable roof and a projecting square tower at the front. The tower rises in stone to a hipped skirt, above which is a wood-frame belfry, which is topped by a shallow-pitch pyramidal roof. The main entrance is set in the base of the tower, inside a round-arch opening. Built in 1881, it is the oldest surviving church building in the city.[2]

The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[1]

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