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Welcome to Bethel ...

Although we found mention of Bethel during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bethel was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Bethel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bethel, please Contact Us.


The location of Bethel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Bethel is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Bethel might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Bethel would be found within the (256) & (938)<4> area codes.

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

While we believe that this Bethel is located in Lauderdale County, we know of another 12 Alabama communities named Bethel. Those communities are located in the following counties: Barbour, Calhoun, Cleburne, Colbert, Conecuh, Cullman, Limestone, Randolph, Sumter, Talladega, Walker and Wilcox County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 143 communities that are also named Bethel - they are located in Alaska, Arkansas (7), California, Connecticut (2), Delaware (2), Florida (2), Georgia (10), Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (5), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (5), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina (9), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (4), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (14), Texas (9), Vermont, Virginia (7), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bethel.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. If available, we provide a satellite 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.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethel.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bethel:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethel ...

Looking for more information about Bethel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Bethel? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bethel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bethel.

Communities near Bethel ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Lawrenceburg   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the North (N) of Bethel

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Liberty Grove   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bethel

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Pulaski   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bethel

Located in Giles County (TN)

New Prospect   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Bethel

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Loretto   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Bethel

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Rogersville   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Bethel

Gordon   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Bethel

Located in Giles County (TN)

Killen   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Bethel

Saint Joseph   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) of Bethel

Located in Lawrence County (TN)

Lexington   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Bethel

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bethel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Lauderdale County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Bethel and then turned west". While Bethel could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bethel as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bethel could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. 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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bethel) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethel

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9773, Longitude: -87.2278     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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