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Bethlehem, Alabama
(Perry County)

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Bethlehem.

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Bethlehem to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bethlehem to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Bethlehem to:

  • Marion [Map], which is the Seat of Perry County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bethlehem to Marion, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 58 miles [93.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 40 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,305 miles [11,756.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,182 miles [8,339.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Bethlehem ...

We have found 45 communities that share the name Bethlehem.

Within Alabama, there are 4 communities which are also named Bethlehem. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 41 communities in the United States - with 45 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Other Communities Located In Alabama

Etowah County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Etowah County   [Map]
Distance: About 94 miles [151.3 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 68 miles [109.4 km] to the Southeast

Pickens County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Northwest

Talladega County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 81 miles [130.4 km] to the Northeast


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the South Southeast

Georgia

Barrow County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Barrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the East Northeast

Union County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Northeast

Walton County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Walton County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Walton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Effingham County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Effingham County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Effingham County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 406 miles [653.4 km] to the North Northeast

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Iowa

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Kentucky

Hardin County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Hardin County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hardin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Henry County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the West

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the Northeast

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 176 miles [283.2 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the Northwest

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Montgomery County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Montgomery County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Hampshire

Grafton County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Grafton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km] to the Northeast

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New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Hunterdon County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hunterdon County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Alexander County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Alexander County   [Map]
Distance: About 390 miles [627.6 km] to the East Northeast

Catawba County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Catawba County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Catawba County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hertford County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Hertford County   [Map]
Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Marion County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Marion County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Northampton County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Florence County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Florence County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Florence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Meade County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Meade County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Tennessee

Campbell County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the North Northeast

Cannon County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Cannon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the North Northeast

Cheatham County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North

Hardin County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the North Northwest

Henry County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the North Northwest

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North

Williamson County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the North

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Texas

Bowie County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Bowie County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Bowie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Cass County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the West

Hill County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Hill County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Hill County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Upshur County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 592 miles [952.7 km] to the Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 613 miles [986.5 km] to the North Northeast

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The official website for Perry County: www.perrycounty-al.org/

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from 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: 32.8071, Longitude: -87.1097     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethlehem have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.

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<3>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bethlehem to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.814 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.348 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.567 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

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 the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bethlehem.



 
 
 

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