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1890 Communities Near Bethel ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Bethel in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Bethel.

Alexandria   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Bera   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bera was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bethel
 - Bera had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Creek   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Cane Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Cane Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colvins Gap   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bethel
 - Colvins Gap had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duke   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
 
East Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bethel
 - East Gadsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bethel
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Francis   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bethel
 - Francis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gadsden   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 2,901 people (with 36,084 people in 2015)
 - Gadsden had a post office and railroad service
 
Grayton   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bethel
 - Grayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hebron   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bethel
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
 
Hokes Bluff   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 4,301 people in 2015)
 - Hokes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Bethel
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laney   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bethel
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
 
Leatherwood   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bethel
 - Leatherwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Mack   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bethel
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
 
Macon   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bethel
 - Macon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Markton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Bethel
 - Markton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Morrisville   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Morrisville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ohatchee   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bethel
 - Ohatchee had a post office and railroad service
 
Ottery   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bethel
 - Ottery had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peaceburg   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bethel
 - Peaceburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Peek's Hill   (Calhoun County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Peek's Hill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 113 people
 - Peek's Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sulphur Springs   (Calhoun County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bethel
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bethel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Bethel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bethel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8640, Longitude: -85.9847     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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