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Welcome to Bethel ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bethel. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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.


Bethel would have been located within present day Sumter County<2>.

The location of Bethel has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Bethel is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Bethel was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bethel would have been located in the (205) area code.

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

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

Communities near Bethel ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bethel.

  • Livingston [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
    • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Bethel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,260 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<6>
  • York [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York [Sumter County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Bethel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,239 people
    • Former names for York:
    • New York Station
    • York Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
  • Scooba [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scooba
    • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba<6>
  • Epes [Sumter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epes
    • Epes [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
    • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epes
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Boligee [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boligee
      • Boligee [Greene County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 280 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boligee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boligee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boligee<6>
    • Gainesville [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville
    • Geiger [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geiger
      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geiger
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Electric Mills
      • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Electric Mills
    • Lizzieville [Greene County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizzieville
      • Lizzieville [Greene County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizzieville
    • Moore Town [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moore Town
      • Moore Town [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moore Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moore Town

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bethel. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bethel.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bethel.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethel. See our Newspapers Page for Bethel.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bethel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Sumter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. 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.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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: 32.7299, Longitude: -88.2792       In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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