Genealogical Data

The following index from this congregation is available:

Subscribers to the church in 1873

Information about these subscribers was first published in the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 29, number 2, pages 47 and 48, in 1996.


Established 1858; still open in 2016

In 1858, Methodists living in Meramec Township built a rock church on Hardt Road and Wild Horse Creek Road. They worshiped there for fifteen years as the Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church South. In 1873, St. Louis Marble Company donated seven acres to the founders of the church, who were looking for a new place to erect a building and establish a cemetery. The group completed building a new white frame church in 1875. The congregation added an extension to the church in 1993. The small rural church continues to serve its members in the growing West County area.

Address: 17500 Manchester Road, Wildwood, Missouri 63038

Bethel United MethodistPhoto by Donald A Wallace © 2011 (Used with permission)

Telephone: 636-458-2255


1858–1875: Hardt and Wild Horse Creek Roads, Wildwood, Missouri

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.5845816, -90.688713 View Map

1875–Present: 17500 Manchester Road, Wildwood, Missouri 63038

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.5819976, -90.6662381 View Map

The church maintains an active cemetery, which contains burials of Civil War soldiers, slaves, and removals from area family plots.

Access Bethel Methodist Cemetery here.

Last modified: 09-Feb-2018 15:45