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The location of Bethel

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Introduction ...

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

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Around Bethel ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 35 miles [56 km] to the east of Bethel. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Tuscaloosa. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the south of Bethel and has a population of 99,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bethel and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alabaster   [Map]   32,948   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Bessemer   [Map]   26,511   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   E   41 miles [66 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Helena   [Map]   18,673   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hoover   [Map]   84,978   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hueytown   [Map]   15,561   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Jasper   [Map]   14,003   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Northport   [Map]   25,045   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Pelham   [Map]   23,050   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   E   46 miles [74 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bankston   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Barney   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Berry   [Map]   1,099   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Bull City   [Map]   ---   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Burnwell   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Carbon Hill   [Map]   1,964   NW   18 miles [29 km]
Cordova   [Map]   2,014   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Corona   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dora   [Map]   1,946   E   18 miles [29 km]
Goodsprings   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Oakman   [Map]   754   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Parrish   [Map]   960   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Patton   [Map]   ---   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Reeds Ferry   [Map]   ---   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Townley   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Walker County ...

Bethel is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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.

Cedar Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Bethel   [Map]
Coal Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Key Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Kings Mill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Mountain Valley (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Field   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Providence   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Sandtown   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Three Forks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [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
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNE   41 miles [66 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   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   E   170 miles [273.6 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NW   175 miles [281.6 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   NNE   176 miles [283.2 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   S   219 miles [352.4 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSE   224 miles [360.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   SSW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNE   77 miles [123.9 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   N   77 miles [123.9 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SSE   109 miles [175.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Walker Co. Airport   [Map]   JFX   NNE   18 miles [29 km]
Richard Arthur Fld.   [Map]   M95   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Winston Co. Airport   [Map]   3M2   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bessemer Airport   [Map]   EKY   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
North Pickens Airport   [Map]   3M8   WSW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Addison Muni.   [Map]   2A8   NNE   41 miles [66 km]
Lamar Co. Airport   [Map]   M55   WNW   43 miles [69.2 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
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Posey Fld.   (ICAO: K1M4)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shelby Co. Airport   (ICAO: KEET)   [Map]
        Website for Shelby County Airport
        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
 
Columbus - Lowndes Co. Airport   (UBS/KUBS)   [Map]
        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
 
Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        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
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional 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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Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bethel. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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



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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Bethel. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 33.6432, Longitude: -87.4000     [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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