When the town of Bethany was started, the nearest cemetery was located 5 miles north of Bethany, dirt road all the way, and the cemetery in Oklahoma City was 7 miles away, 4 miles of which was a dirt road. There was a small country school by the name of Goff located on one acre of land at the northeast corner of the intersection of N.W. 63rd Street and West Avenue, (now Rockwell Avenue.) This school was consolidated with the Putnam City School prior to 1916.
On June 17, 1916, Mr. C. F. Elrich, a trustee of the school, deeded to Mr. W. J. Spence this one-acre on which the school house was located and used as the school ground. On the same date, Mr. Spence sold to the Bethany Cemetery Association the same one-acre. On April 29, 1929, Mr. J. W. Wheeler sold to Brack McLain and J.N. Bales the west 5 acres of the section. These two men cut the 5 acres into burial lots and began to sell lots. December 17, 1941, the 5 acres were sold to the Bethany Cemetery Association.
In 1958, Erin Investment Company sold the Bethany Cemetery Association a tract of land 281 feet east and west by 811 feet north and south this making up the present cemetery property. Bethany Cemetery is divided into 12 sections (see cemetery map photo) and well maintained by the City of Bethany.
If you need information regarding interments at the cemetery, you can call (405) 789-2146 or (405) 789-6005 ask for Linda H.
5300 N. Central Road
Bethany, Oklahoma 73008
- Cemetery information and description submitted by Jackie.
GPS Coordinates: 35.53821, -97.63567
- Added: 9 Aug 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #180969
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