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Bethel, Alabama
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Welcome to Bethel ...

Although we found mention of Bethel during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bethel was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

We've added Bethel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bethel, please Contact Us.




Bethel is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Bethel might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Bethel would be found within the (256) & (938)<3> area codes.

Communities near Bethel ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bethel and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2015<5>
Population
DirectionDistance
Anderson   [Map]   278   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elkmont   [Map]   466   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Killen   [Map]   982   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Lester   [Map]   121   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lexington   [Map]   723   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rogersville   [Map]   1,231   S   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bethel.

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

While we believe that this Bethel is located in Lauderdale County, we know of another 12 Alabama communities named Bethel. Those communities are located in the following counties: Barbour, Calhoun, Cleburne, Colbert, Conecuh, Cullman, Limestone, Randolph, Sumter, Talladega, Walker and Wilcox County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 143 communities that are also named Bethel - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas (7), California, Connecticut (2), Delaware (2), Florida (2), Georgia (10), Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (5), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (5), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina (9), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (4), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (14), Texas (9), Vermont, Virginia (7), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bethel.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bethel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethel.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bethel:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethel ...

Looking for more information about Bethel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Bethel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bethel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Bethel.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Bethel. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Bethel and then turned west". While Bethel could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bethel as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Bethel could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Bethel.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Bethel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bethel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9773, Longitude: -87.2278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethel.

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bethel.



 
 
 

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