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December 7, 2017

Last modified: February 26, 2018

The village of Bethalto was laid out and platted by Joel U. Starkey in 1854. Bethalto was incorporated on April 19, 1869.((History of Madison County, Illinois, Illustrated. With Biographical Sketches of many Prominent Men and Pioneers (Edwardsville: W. R. Brink and Company, 1882), 419.)) By 1880, Bethalto had a population of 1,256.((Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1883), 139.)) As of the 2010 census, Bethalto village has 9,521 residents.((Illinois: 2010, Summary Population and Housing Characteristics, 2010 Census of Population and Housing (Washington: Bureau of the Census, 2012), 112.))

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.

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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