A prominent JC landmark
May 6, 2021
Mount Carmel, located on and around the intersection of 60 Road and E Road in Erving Township, is a prominent landmark in the area. Erving Township is the southwestern most township in Jewell County. The "mount" rises to 1,814 feet, though not the highest point in Jewell County, it gives one an amazing view of the surrounding countryside.
The area was named after Mount Carmel in the Holy Land. The book of Isaiah in the Bible refers to "the splendor of Carmel." According to Prairie Jewels by Shute and Dillon, the early settlers likened the Jewell County hill to the Biblical one.