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The location of Bethel

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bethel.

This page contains six sections:

Around Bethel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of where Bethel would have been located. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Philadelphia (MS). It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Bethel and has a population of 7,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bethel and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Aliceville   [Map]   2,357   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Butler   [Map]   1,773   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Demopolis   [Map]   7,019   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Eutaw   [Map]   2,749   E   23 miles [37 km]
Gordo   [Map]   1,672   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Greensboro   [Map]   2,365   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Linden   [Map]   1,988   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,454   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Moundville   [Map]   2,436   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Reform   [Map]   1,616   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Uniontown   [Map]   2,388   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
York   [Map]   2,373   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Macon (MS)   [Map]   2,614   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,555   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Union (MS)   [Map]   1,971   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arrington   [Map]   ---   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bellamy   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Boligee   [Map]   306   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clinton   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cuba   [Map]   317   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
Emelle   [Map]   50   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
Epes   [Map]   181   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Gainesville   [Map]   195   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Geiger   [Map]   159   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Intercourse   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
Moore Town   [Map]   ---   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Panola   [Map]   ---   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
West Greene   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Electric Mills (MS)   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Scooba (MS)   [Map]   697   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Bethel, please visit our County-by-County Page for Bethel.

Sumter County ...

Bethel would have been located within present day Sumter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Sumter County: Choctaw, Greene, Marengo, Pickens, Kemper (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Noxubee (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bethel ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Craigs Ferry   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Bethel   [Map]
Electric Mills (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Fair Oaks   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Fowler   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Geiger   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Hillman Ferry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Lukes Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Old Scooba (MS) (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Porterville (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Yanceys Ferry (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Bethel.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability 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.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alabama

    Alabama Tourism
    Alabama Parks

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park System (NPS) - Parks, Monuments & Preserves

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alabama

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alabama

Airports Near Bethel ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Bethel.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Bethel.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bethel. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   ENE   105 miles [169 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   168 miles [270.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   186 miles [299.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   186 miles [299.3 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   231 miles [371.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   251 miles [403.9 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NE   51 miles [82.1 km]
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   SW   106 miles [170.6 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WSW   108 miles [173.8 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ESE   113 miles [181.9 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SSW   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Eutaw Muni.   [Map]   3A7   ENE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Demopolis Muni.   [Map]   DYA   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
George Downer Airport   [Map]   AIV   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
Macon Muni.   [Map]   20M   NNW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Greensboro Muni.   [Map]   7A0   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Key Fld.(MEI/KMEI)   [Map]   MEI   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   S   43 miles [69.2 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Golden Triangle Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGTR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Louisville Winston Co. Airport   (ICAO: KLMS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in 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.

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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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: 32.7299, Longitude: -88.2792     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Bethel), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bethel.



 
 
 

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