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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.

Awin   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bethel
 - Awin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bolling   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bolling had a post office and railroad service
 
Bowles   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Bethel
 - Bowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnt Corn   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Burnt Corn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Butler Springs   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 16 people
 - Butler Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caledonia   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bethel
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chapman   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Bethel
 - Chapman had a post office and no railroad service
 
Commerce   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Commerce had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest Home   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Forest Home had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 213 people
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Georgiana   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 456 people (with 1,667 people in 2015)
 - Georgiana had a post office and railroad service
 
Harmony   (Pike County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Bethel
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
 
Herbert   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Herbert had a post office and no railroad service
 
Manningham   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Manningham had a post office and no railroad service
 
Monterey   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 280 people
 - Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Apple   (Wilcox County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 520 people (with 126 people in 2015)
 - Pine Apple had a post office and railroad service
 
Pineville   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Bethel
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Riley   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bethel
 - Riley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shacklesville   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bethel
 - Shacklesville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shell   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bethel
 - Shell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Skinnerton   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bethel
 - Skinnerton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Starlington   (Butler County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bethel
 - Starlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turkestan   (Monroe County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Turkestan was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bethel
 - Turkestan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Turnbull   (Monroe County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bethel
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Turnbull had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilcox   (Conecuh County)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Bethel
 - Wilcox had railroad service and no post office

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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 that stretches from Bethel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 31.7007, Longitude: -86.9141     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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