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(Union County)

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Welcome to Bethlehem ...

Bethlehem is located in Union County<1>.

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

Bethlehem is 1,870 feet [570 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bethlehem: (706) and (762)<4>

Communities Also Named Bethlehem ...

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

  • Canal Lake [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canal Lake
    • Canal Lake [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Bethlehem
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 23,025 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canal Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canal Lake
  • Pantertown [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pantertown
    • Pantertown [Fannin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Bethlehem
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 9,749 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pantertown
  • Jacksonville [Towns County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksonville
    • Jacksonville [Towns County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,239 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksonville
  • Cutcane [Fannin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutcane
    • Cutcane [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Bethlehem
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,417 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutcane have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutcane
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belltown Hill [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown Hill
      • Belltown Hill [Polk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown Hill
    • Owltown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owltown
      • Owltown [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,346 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owltown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owltown
    • Young Harris [Towns County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Harris
      • Young Harris [Towns County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,668 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Harris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Young Harris<7>
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<7>
    • Youngcane [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngcane
      • Youngcane [Union County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Bethlehem
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,661 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngcane have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hemp [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemp
      • Hemp [Fannin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Bethlehem
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,647 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemp have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemp

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Bethlehem, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bethlehem.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Georgia

About Union 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 Union County: www.unioncounty.gov/

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 Union, 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 (762) is an overlay for area code (706).
<5>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 for our own planning, 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: 34.9064, Longitude: -84.0759    
<6>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.
<7>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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