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Welcome to Bethlehem ...

Bethlehem is located in Litchfield County<1>.

When the people of Bethlehem refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Bethlehemite<2>

Bethlehem is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Bethlehem lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Bethlehem: (203) and (475)<4>

The ZIP code for Bethlehem: 06751<5>

Websites for Bethlehem ...

Official Website: www.ci.bethlehem.ct.us/

Adding Bethlehem to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Bethlehem in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Bethlehem elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bethlehem on a Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bethlehem on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Bethlehem ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Bethlehem - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina (4), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (8), Texas (4) and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Bethlehem ...

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

  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterbury
    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterbury<7>
  • Waterbury [New Haven County]
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    • Waterbury [New Haven County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 107,568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterbury have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterbury
  • Bristol [Hartford County]
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    • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bristol<7>
  • Bristol [Hartford County]
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    • Bristol [Hartford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,947 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Southington [Hartford County]
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      • Southington [Hartford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southington
    • Torrington [Litchfield County]
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      • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Torrington<7>
    • Torrington [Litchfield County]
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      • Torrington [Litchfield County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34,044 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torrington have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torrington
    • Borough of Naugatuck [New Haven County]
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      • Borough of Naugatuck [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 31,659 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Borough of Naugatuck have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Borough of Naugatuck
    • Naugatuck [New Haven County]
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      • Naugatuck [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naugatuck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Naugatuck<7>
    • Naugatuck [New Haven County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naugatuck
      • Naugatuck [New Haven County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naugatuck have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naugatuck

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 Bethlehem. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bethlehem.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethlehem ...

Looking for more information about Bethlehem? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bethlehem, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bethlehem.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About Litchfield County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bethlehem: www.ci.bethlehem.ct.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including Litchfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Bethlehem refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Bethlehem may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethlehem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (475) is an overlay for area code (203).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bethlehem). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bethlehem or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Bethlehem) 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 Bethlehem. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bethlehem

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethlehem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6396, Longitude: -73.2082    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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