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Bethlehem, Alabama
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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:

  • Carrollton [Map], which is the Seat of Pickens County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Bethlehem to Carrollton, 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 four to five hours.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 130 miles [209.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 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 7,318 miles [11,777.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,194 miles [8,358.9 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 109 miles [175.4 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southeast

Perry County

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

Talladega County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Talladega County   [Map]
Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Conway County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Conway County   [Map]
Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Northwest

Connecticut

Litchfield County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Litchfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northeast

Florida

Holmes County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Holmes County   [Map]
Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southeast

Georgia

Barrow County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Barrow County   [Map]
Distance: About 252 miles [405.6 km] to the East

Union County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Union County   [Map]
Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the East 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 379 miles [609.9 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 379 miles [609.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Winn Parish

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Winn Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Caroline County   [Map]
Distance: About 767 miles [1,234.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 104 miles [167.4 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

McDonald County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, McDonald County   [Map]
Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 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 1,150 miles [1,850.7 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 416 miles [669.5 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 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the East Northeast

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 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 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Richland County   [Map]
Distance: About 587 miles [944.7 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Northampton County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 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 307 miles [494.1 km] to the Northeast

Cannon County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Cannon County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 193 miles [310.6 km] to the North Northeast

Cheatham County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Cheatham County   [Map]
Distance: About 203 miles [326.7 km] to the North Northeast

Hardin County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Hardin County   [Map]
Distance: About 126 miles [202.8 km] to the North

Henry County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Henry County   [Map]
Distance: About 206 miles [331.5 km] to the North

Monroe County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the East Northeast

Wayne County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Wayne County   [Map]
Distance: About 119 miles [191.5 km] to the North Northeast

Williamson County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Williamson County   [Map]
Distance: About 186 miles [299.3 km] to the North Northeast

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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 372 miles [598.7 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 402 miles [647 km] to the West

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West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Harrison County   [Map]
Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Bethlehem, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the Northeast

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Bethlehem. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.4751, Longitude: -88.0709     [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 314.442 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 310.167 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.819 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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