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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Bethlehem.

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Around Bethlehem ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Birmingham. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the southwest of Bethlehem. Birmingham has a population of 212,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Gadsden. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the east of Bethlehem and has a population of 35,800 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Bethlehem and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,525   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Anniston   [Map]   22,112   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Center Point   [Map]   ---   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Cullman   [Map]   15,496   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Fort Payne   [Map]   14,099   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Gardendale   [Map]   13,783   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hartselle   [Map]   14,471   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Homewood   [Map]   25,613   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Mountain Brook   [Map]   20,590   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Oxford   [Map]   21,120   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pell City   [Map]   13,794   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
Scottsboro   [Map]   14,677   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Talladega   [Map]   15,451   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Trussville   [Map]   21,422   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vestavia Hills   [Map]   34,688   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Altoona   [Map]   919   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,275   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,865   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Clarence   [Map]   ---   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Egypt   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fridays Crossing   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gallant   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Highland Lake   [Map]   425   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Ivalee   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Ridgeville   [Map]   105   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Snead   [Map]   841   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Steele   [Map]   1,086   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Straight Mountain   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Walnut Grove   [Map]   681   N   5 miles [8 km]

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

Etowah County ...

Bethlehem is located in Etowah County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Etowah County: Blount, Calhoun, Cherokee, DeKalb, Marshall & Saint Clair.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bethlehem ...

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.

Gallant   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast of Bethlehem   [Map]
Gilbert   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hopper   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Maudlin (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Moodys Chapel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Mountain View   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Nix (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Redbud   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Walnut Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Bethlehem.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Bethlehem. 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 Bethlehem. 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 Bethlehem ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Bethlehem.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   S   29 miles [46.7 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 Bethlehem.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Bethlehem. 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
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl. (ATL/KATL)   [Map]   ATL   ESE   108 miles [173.8 km]
Nashville Intl. (BNA/KBNA)   [Map]   BNA   N   149 miles [239.8 km]
McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS/KTYS)   [Map]   TYS   NE   180 miles [289.7 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Huntsville Intl. (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]   HSV   NNW   53 miles [85.3 km]
Roanoke Muni.    [Map]   7A5   SE   78 miles [125.5 km]
Northwest Alabama Rgnl. (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]   MSL   NW   92 miles [148.1 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   WSW   93 miles [149.7 km]
Lovell Fld. (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]   CHA   NE   94 miles [151.3 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   S   116 miles [186.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Robbins Fld.   [Map]   20A   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gadsden Muni.   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.(ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]   GAD   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Albertville Rgnl.(ICAO: K8A0)   [Map]   8A0   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Guntersville Muni.   [Map]   8A1   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
St. Clair Co. Airport    [Map]   PLR   S   29 miles [46.7 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.

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        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
 
Lovell Fld.   (CHA/KCHA)   [Map]
        Website for Lovell Field
        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
 
Northeast Alabama Rgnl.   (ICAO: KGAD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albertville Rgnl.   (ICAO: K8A0)   [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
 
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
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis 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
 
Huntsville Intl.   (HSV/KHSV)   [Map]
        Website for Huntsville International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Alabama Rgnl.   (MSL/KMSL)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Alabama Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [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 Bethlehem. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

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 Bethlehem.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Bethlehem. A straight line distance ignores things 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: 33.9820, Longitude: -86.2661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem), 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 Bethlehem.