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Bethlehem, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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1890 Communities Near Bethlehem ...

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 Bethlehem in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Bethlehem.

Alice   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the North (N) from Bethlehem
 - Alice had a post office and railroad service
 
Ashville   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Bethlehem
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,256 people in 2015)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Attalla   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Bethlehem
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 5,899 people in 2015)
 - Attalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Aurora   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bethlehem
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Aurora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bird   (Blount County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Bird was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bethlehem
 - Bird had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bethlehem
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarence   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bethlehem
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - clear springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Etowahton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Bethlehem
 - Etowahton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallant   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northeast (NE) from Bethlehem
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Highmound   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bethlehem
 - Highmound had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bethlehem
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Howelton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bethlehem
 - Howelton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Littleton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Bethlehem
 - Littleton had railroad service and no post office
 
Nix   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bethlehem
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Norton   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bethlehem
 - Norton had a post office and railroad service
 
Oneonta   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Bethlehem
 - Oneonta had a post office and railroad service
 
Redbud   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bethlehem
 - Redbud had a post office and no railroad service
 
Reedbrake   (Marshall County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Reedbrake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bethlehem
 - Reedbrake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Snead   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bethlehem
 - Snead had a post office and no railroad service
 
Stanfield   (Etowah County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Stanfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Bethlehem
 - Stanfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Steele   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Bethlehem
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Walnut Grove   (Etowah County)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Bethlehem
 - 1895 population of 210 people (with 685 people in 2015)
 - Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitney   (Saint Clair County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Bethlehem
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Whitney had a post office and railroad service
 
Wynnville   (Blount County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Bethlehem
 - Wynnville had a post office and no railroad service

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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 Bethlehem, 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 'point-to-point' distance starting in Bethlehem. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bethlehem) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethlehem. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9820, Longitude: -86.2661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethlehem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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