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Welcome to Bethany ...

The city of Bethany is located in Harrison County<1> and is the County Seat for Harrison County.

The location of Bethany has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bethany has a population of 3,062 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Bethany is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bethany lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bethany lies within the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Bethany: 64424<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethany had an population of 3,062 people. This is a decrease of 6.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.81% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethany had a population of 3,292 people (which is 36.75% of the total population of Harrison County). This makes Bethany the county's most populous community.

The population of Bethany represents 0.05% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 172nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,292 people, the population of Bethany increased 6.64% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,087 people).

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

Adding Bethany 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 Bethany 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 Bethany elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Bethany ...

While we believe that this Bethany is located in Harrison County, we know of another 2 Missouri communities named Bethany. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clay and Dunklin County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 45 communities that are also named Bethany - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (6), Illinois, Indiana (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Bethany ...

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

  • Albany [Gentry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
    • Albany [Gentry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Bethany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,675 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<7>
  • Ridgeway [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
    • Ridgeway [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Bethany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgeway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<7>
  • Gilman City [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilman City
    • Gilman City [Harrison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Bethany
    • Estimated population in 2019: 357 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilman City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilman City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilman City<7>
  • Pattonsburg [Daviess County]
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    • Eagleville [Harrison County]
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      • Eagleville [Harrison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Bethany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagleville<7>
    • Cainsville [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cainsville
      • Cainsville [Harrison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Bethany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cainsville
    • New Hampton [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hampton
      • New Hampton [Harrison County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Bethany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hampton
    • Blythedale [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythedale
      • Blythedale [Harrison County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Bethany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 185 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blythedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythedale
    • Coffey [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffey
      • Coffey [Daviess County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Bethany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coffey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffey
    • Jameson [Daviess County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jameson
      • Jameson [Daviess County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Bethany
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jameson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jameson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jameson<7>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bethany. 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 Bethany.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethany. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bethany.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethany ...

Looking for more information about Bethany? 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 Bethany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bethany.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Harrison County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bethany. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Harrison, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bethany.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (such as Bethany). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bethany 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 40.2684, Longitude: -94.0282       In this case, the coordinates for Bethany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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