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Welcome to Bethlehem ...

The town of Bethlehem is located in Barrow County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bethlehem has a population of 759 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Bethlehem.

Bethlehem is 820 feet [250 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bethlehem: (470)<5>, (678) and (770).

The ZIP code for Bethlehem: 30620<6>

Websites for Bethlehem ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.barrowchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Bethlehem, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethlehem had an population of 759 people. This is an increase of 26.29% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethlehem had a population of 601 people. This makes Bethlehem the county's 5th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bethlehem.

Adding Bethlehem to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bethlehem was

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

Communities Also Named Bethlehem ...

While we believe that this Bethlehem is located in Barrow County, we know of another 2 Georgia communities named Bethlehem. Those communities are located in the following counties: Union and Walton County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 45 communities that are also named Bethlehem - they are located in Alabama (5), Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, 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.

  • Athens [Clarke County]
  • Lawrenceville [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceville
    • Lawrenceville [Gwinnett County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Bethlehem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,842 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawrenceville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lawrenceville<8>
  • Snellville [Gwinnett County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snellville
    • Snellville [Gwinnett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the west of Bethlehem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snellville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snellville<8>
  • Winder [Barrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winder
    • Winder [Barrow County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the north of Bethlehem
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winder have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winder<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Dry Pond [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Pond
      • Dry Pond [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Pond
    • Monroe [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monroe
      • Monroe [Walton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,979 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monroe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<8>
    • Braselton [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braselton
      • Braselton [Barrow County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,725 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braselton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braselton<8>
    • Loganville [Walton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loganville
      • Loganville [Walton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,310 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganville have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loganville<8>
    • Jefferson [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northeast of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,490 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<8>
    • Auburn [Barrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Auburn
      • Auburn [Barrow County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,902 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Auburn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Auburn<8>

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 ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Barrow County

About Georgia

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 Barrow County: www.barrowga.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Barrow, 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 town'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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethlehem.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethlehem - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Of the area codes for Bethlehem, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<6>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 town (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).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BethlehemOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethlehem. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9320, Longitude: -83.7141    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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