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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Bethany, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bethany and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Bethany:
    • 41.421764, -72.997050
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Bethany
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Bethany ...

We have found 43 communities that share the name Bethany.

Within Connecticut, the name Bethany is unique.

Beyond Connecticut, we know of another 43 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 43 communities, 41 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pickens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bethany [Pickens County].
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bethany [Tuscaloosa County].
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This Bethany is located in Howard County and lies 1,250 miles [2,011.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Bethany.
    • California
      • San Joaquin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Bethany [San Joaquin County].
    • Florida
      • Manatee County
      • This Bethany is located in Manatee County and lies 1,096 miles [1,763.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manatee County community of Bethany.
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Bethany is located in Baker County and lies 948 miles [1,525.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Bethany.
      • Decatur County
      • This Bethany is located in Decatur County and lies 977 miles [1,572.3 km] to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Bethany.
      • Fayette County
      • This Bethany is located in Fayette County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bethany.
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Bethany [Greene County].
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Bethany [Jefferson County].
      • Morgan County
      • This Bethany is located in Morgan County and lies 788 miles [1,268.2 km] to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Bethany.
    • Illinois
      • Moultrie County
      • This Bethany is located in Moultrie County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moultrie County community of Bethany.
    • Indiana
      • Bartholomew County
      • This Bethany is located in Bartholomew County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bartholomew County community of Bethany.
      • Morgan County
      • This Bethany is located in Morgan County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Bethany.
      • Parke County
      • This Bethany is located in Parke County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km] to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Bethany.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Bethany is located in Jefferson County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Bethany.
      • Owen County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Bethany [Owen County].
      • Wolfe County
      • This Bethany is located in Wolfe County and lies 615 miles [989.7 km] to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wolfe County community of Bethany.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Bethany is located in Caddo Parish and lies 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Bethany.
    • Manitoba
      • This Bethany lies 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Minnesota
      • Winona County
      • This Bethany is located in Winona County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winona County community of Bethany.
    • Mississippi
      • Lee County
      • This Bethany is located in Lee County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Bethany.
    • Missouri
      • Clay County
      • Although located in Clay County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Bethany.
      • Dunklin County
      • This Bethany is located in Dunklin County and lies 972 miles [1,564.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dunklin County community of Bethany.
      • Harrison County
      • This Bethany is located in Harrison County and lies 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Bethany.
    • Nebraska
      • Lancaster County
      • This Bethany is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Bethany.
    • New York
      • Genesee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Bethany [Genesee County].
    • North Carolina
      • Davidson County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Bethany [Davidson County].
      • Rockingham County
      • This Bethany is located in Rockingham County and lies 510 miles [820.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Bethany.
    • Ohio
      • Butler County
      • This Bethany is located in Butler County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Bethany.
    • Oklahoma
      • Oklahoma County
      • This Bethany is located in Oklahoma County and lies 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma County community of Bethany.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Bethany.
    • Oregon
      • Marion County
      • This Bethany is located in Marion County and lies 2,479 miles [3,989.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Bethany.
      • Washington County
      • This Bethany is located in Washington County and lies 2,474 miles [3,981.5 km] to the west northwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Bethany.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Wayne County
      • This Bethany is located in Wayne County and lies 119 miles [191.5 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Bethany.
      • Westmoreland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Bethany [Westmoreland County].
    • South Carolina
      • McCormick County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Bethany [McCormick County].
      • York County
      • This Bethany is located in York County and lies 625 miles [1,005.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Bethany.
    • Tennessee
      • Greene County
      • This Bethany is located in Greene County and lies 639 miles [1,028.4 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Bethany.
      • Warren County
      • This Bethany is located in Warren County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Bethany.
    • Texas
      • Panola County
      • This Bethany is located in Panola County and lies 1,314 miles [2,114.7 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Panola County community of Bethany.
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • This Bethany is located in Carroll County and lies 527 miles [848.1 km]<2> to the southwest of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Bethany.
    • West Virginia
      • Brooke County
      • This Bethany is located in Brooke County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<2> to the west of the Bethany that is located in New Haven County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brooke County community of Bethany.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bethany ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Armoryville [New Haven County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armoryville
    • Armoryville [New Haven County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Bethany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Armoryville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Centerville [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Bethany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Deaconwood [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deaconwood
    • Deaconwood [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Bethany
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deaconwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deaconwood
  • Derby [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derby
    • Derby [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Bethany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,339 people
    • Former name for Derby:
    • Birmingham
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derby<5>
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    • Highwood [New Haven County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highwood
      • Highwood [New Haven County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hopeville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeville
    • Meadowbrook [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Mixville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mixville
      • Mixville [New Haven County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mixville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mixville
    • Mountaincrest [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountaincrest
      • Mountaincrest [New Haven County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountaincrest have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountaincrest
    • Pine Bridge [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Bridge
      • Pine Bridge [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Bridge
    • Prospect [New Haven County]
    • Richards Corner [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richards Corner
      • Richards Corner [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richards Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richards Corner
    • Spring Glen [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Glen
      • Spring Glen [New Haven County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Glen
    • Straitsville [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straitsville
      • Straitsville [New Haven County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bethany
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straitsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straitsville
    • Union City [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union City
      • Union City [New Haven County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bethany
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union City

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bethany. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Robert Ames     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Saturday March 23, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 27, 1931 at the age of 42. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ames<6>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Terryville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<6>
    • Humbert Allen Astredo     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Pasadena (California) on Thursday April 4, 1929 and died in Guilford (Connecticut) on Friday February 19, 2016 at the age of 86. He is buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park (San Mateo County, California).
      • Guilford is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Humbert Allen Astredo<6>
    • Delia Salter Bacon     (Author)
      • Author. She was born in Tallmadge (Ohio) on Saturday February 2, 1811 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Friday September 2, 1859 at the age of 48. She is buried at Grove Street Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Delia Salter Bacon<6>
    • John Joseph 'Jack' Barry     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Meriden (Connecticut) on Tueday April 26, 1887 and died in Shrewsbury (Massachusetts) on Sunday April 23, 1961 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • Meriden is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Joseph 'Jack' Barry<6>
    • Christopher 'Battling' Battalino     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Tueday February 18, 1908 and died in Hartford (Connecticut) on Monday July 25, 1977 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Christopher 'Battling' Battalino<6>
    • James Goodwin Batterson     (Architect)
      • Architect. He was born in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Sunday February 23, 1823 and died in Bloomfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 18, 1901 at the age of 78. He is buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • Bloomfield is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Bethany.
      • Bloomfield is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Goodwin Batterson<6>
    • Charles Austin Beard     (Historian)
      • Historian. He was born on Friday November 27, 1874 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Wednesday September 1, 1948 at the age of 73. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • North Haven is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Austin Beard<6>
    • Edward James 'Ed' Begley, Sr.     (Actor)
    • Frank Beisler     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in North Haven (Connecticut) on Thursday October 9, 1913 and died in North Haven (Connecticut) on Saturday September 8, 1973 at the age of 59. He is buried at St. Lawrence Cemetery (New Haven County, Connecticut).
      • North Haven is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Bethany.
      • North Haven is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Beisler<6>
    • Marian Bergeron     (Miss America (1933), singer)
      • Miss America (1933), singer. She was born in West Haven (Connecticut) on Friday May 3, 1918 and died in Kettering (Ohio) on Tueday October 22, 2002 at the age of 84. She is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • West Haven is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marian Bergeron<6>
    • Marilyn Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Wednesday March 25, 2009 at the age of 76. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marilyn Borden<6>
    • Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Hartford (Connecticut) on Sunday May 29, 1932 and died in Modesto (California) on Thursday January 23, 2003 at the age of 70. The body was cremated.
      • Hartford is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Bethany.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosalyn 'Roz' Borden<6>

How Far From Bethany to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bethany to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bethany and extending to:

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    • Hartford, which is the State Capital of Connecticut, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Bethany to Hartford, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 275 miles [442.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,622 miles [9,047.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,329 miles [10,185.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,206 miles [6,768.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Bethany 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bethany) 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 Bethany. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethany

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4218, Longitude: -72.9971       In this case, the coordinates for Bethany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bethany, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bethany to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 305.261 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.864 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.896 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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