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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 Newnan (GA). It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Bethel. Newnan (GA) has a population of 37,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Peachtree City (GA). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the east of Bethel and has a population of 35,200 people.

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

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alexander City   [Map]   14,773   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jacksonville   [Map]   12,657   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Opelika   [Map]   29,869   S   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   26,562   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Dallas (GA)   [Map]   13,108   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Douglasville (GA)   [Map]   33,252   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fairburn (GA)   [Map]   14,182   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Fayetteville (GA)   [Map]   17,519   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
LaGrange (GA)   [Map]   30,771   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Powder Springs (GA)   [Map]   14,956   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Union City (GA)   [Map]   20,919   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   15,201   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arbacoochee   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Graham   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Micaville   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Newell   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ranburne   [Map]   407   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rock Mills   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Wedowee   [Map]   806   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Woodland   [Map]   183   W   5 miles [8 km]
Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   2,097   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   389   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   419   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Franklin (GA)   [Map]   964   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Roopville (GA)   [Map]   228   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   ---   E   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Randolph County ...

Bethel is located in Randolph County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Randolph County: Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Tallapoosa, Carroll (GA), Heard (GA) & Troup (GA).

Although it doesn't share a border with Randolph County, Fulton (GA) is close to Bethel.

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.

Big Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Bethel   [Map]
Bucktown (GA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Graham   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Hawk   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Joel (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Liberty Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Lofty   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Mount Pleasant   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Napoleon   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Red Oak (GA)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Rocky Branch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roosterville (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Stoney Point (GA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Unity (GA)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [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
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wilson Intl.   [Map]   27GA   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport(ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]   CCO   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 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
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ENE   53 miles [85.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   W   84 miles [135.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Columbus Metro Airport (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]   CSG   SSE   63 miles [101.4 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   SW   98 miles [157.7 km]
Middle Georgia Rgnl.(MCN/KMCN)   [Map]   MCN   ESE   107 miles [172.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
West Georgia Rgnl.   [Map]   CTJ   NNE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Wilson Intl.   [Map]   27GA   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Ashland - Lineville Airport   [Map]   26A   WSW   29 miles [46.7 km]
La Grange - Callaway Airport(ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]   LGC   SSE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport(ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]   CCO   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Anniston Metro Airport(ANB/KANB)   [Map]   ANB   WNW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jacksonville Muni.   [Map]   ---   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lanett Muni.   [Map]   7A3   S   39 miles [62.8 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.

Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Grange - Callaway Airport   (ICAO: KLGC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Newnan Coweta Co. Airport   (ICAO: KCCO)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Anniston Metro Airport   (ANB/KANB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McGhee Tyson Airport   (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]
        Website for McGhee Tyson Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Falcon Fld.   (ICAO: KFFC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Nashville Intl.   (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]
        Website for Nashville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
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
 
Columbus Metro Airport   (CSG/KCSG)   [Map]
        Website for Columbus Metropolitan 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
 
Middle Georgia Rgnl.   (MCN/KMCN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

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.

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



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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Bethel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 33.3862, Longitude: -85.3041     [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.