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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 Dothan. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the southeast of Bethel. Dothan has a population of 68,500 people.<1>

The next largest community is Enterprise. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the southwest of Bethel and has a population of 28,000 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Abbeville   [Map]   2,603   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clayton   [Map]   2,904   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Daleville   [Map]   5,101   S   23 miles [37 km]
Elba   [Map]   3,893   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Eufaula   [Map]   12,404   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Geneva   [Map]   4,424   S   41 miles [66 km]
Hartford   [Map]   2,638   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Headland   [Map]   4,741   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Luverne   [Map]   2,825   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Opp   [Map]   6,586   SW   41 miles [66 km]
Ozark   [Map]   14,610   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Taylor   [Map]   ---   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Troy   [Map]   19,191   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Union Springs   [Map]   3,749   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Blakely (GA)   [Map]   4,702   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Ariton   [Map]   741   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Banks   [Map]   173   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   91   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brundidge   [Map]   1,972   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Clio   [Map]   1,470   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Clopton   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Fort Rucker   [Map]   ---   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Frisco   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Holiday Village   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Jack   [Map]   ---   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Louisville   [Map]   477   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mossy Grove Village   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Newton   [Map]   1,459   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Phillips Crossroads   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Skipperville   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Barbour County ...

Bethel is located in Barbour County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Barbour County: Bullock, Dale, Henry, Pike, Russell, Clay (GA), Quitman (GA) & Stewart (GA).

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 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.

Dill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South of Bethel   [Map]
Elamville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Green Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Hillcrest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Java   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Marley Mill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Roberts Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]
Rocky Head   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Skipperville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Windmill Hills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [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
    Parks for Alabama

    Fishing in Alabama
    Hunting in Alabama


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alabama

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
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WSW   28 miles [45.1 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
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SSW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SW   119 miles [191.5 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NNW   147 miles [236.6 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   NNE   156 miles [251.1 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dothan Rgnl. (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]   DHN   SSE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   NW   62 miles [99.8 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   NE   75 miles [120.7 km]
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.(ABY/KABY)   [Map]   ABY   E   87 miles [140 km]
Panama City - Bay County Intl. (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]   PFN   S   97 miles [156.1 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   N   105 miles [169 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Brundidge Muni.   [Map]   60A   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Blackwell Fld.   [Map]   71J   SSE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Clayton Muni.   [Map]   11A   NNE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Troy Muni.(ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]   TOI   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Enterprise Muni.   [Map]   EDN   SSW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Abbeville Muni.   [Map]   0J0   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Carl Folsom Airport   [Map]   14J   WSW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Headland Muni.   [Map]   0J6   SE   28 miles [45.1 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.

Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        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
 
Panama City - Bay County Intl.   (PFN/KPFN)   [Map]
        Website for Panama City - Bay County International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tallahassee Rgnl.   (TLH/KTLH)   [Map]
        Website for Tallahassee Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Troy Muni.   (ICAO: KTOI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Weedon Fld.   (ICAO: KEUF)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Early Co. Airport   (ICAO: KBIJ)   [Map]
        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
 
Jacksonville Intl.   (JAX/KJAX)   [Map]
        Website for Jacksonville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Savannah / Hilton Head Intl.   (SAV/KSAV)   [Map]
        Website for Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dothan Rgnl.   (DHN/KDHN)   [Map]
        Website for Dothan 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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southwest Georgia Rgnl.   (ABY/KABY)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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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.

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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 'point-to-point' distance starting from 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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6282, Longitude: -85.6819     [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.