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December 7, 2017

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The village of Bethalto was laid out and platted by Joel U. Starkey in 1854. Bethalto was incorporated on April 19, 1869.1 By 1880, Bethalto had a population of 1,256.3 As of the 2010 census, Bethalto village has 9,521 residents.2

Bethalto in 2017
From the Maps & Plats GIS Division of the Madison County Chief County Assessment Office

To access the village of Bethalto’s website, follow this link.

Endnotes   [ + ]

1. History of Madison County, Illinois, Illustrated. With Biographical Sketches of many Prominent Men and Pioneers (Edwardsville: W. R. Brink and Company, 1882), 419.
2. Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 112.
3. Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883), 139.
Cite this article: Nichol Allen, "Bethalto," Madison Historical: The Online Encyclopedia and Digital Archive for Madison County, Illinois, last modified February 26, 2018,
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