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Welcome to Bethel ...

Although we found mention of Bethel during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bethel was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Bethel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bethel, please Contact Us.


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

Bethel is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Bethel might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Bethel would be found within the (336) area code.

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

While we believe that this Bethel is located in Caswell County, we know of another 8 North Carolina communities named Bethel. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alexander, Columbus, Haywood, Hoke, Madison, Perquimans, Pitt and Watauga County.

Beyond North Carolina, there are 143 communities that are also named Bethel - they are located in Alabama (13), Alaska, Arkansas (7), California, Connecticut (2), Delaware (2), Florida (2), Georgia (10), Illinois (4), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana (2), Maine, Manitoba, Maryland (5), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (5), Missouri, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York (2), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (4), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (8), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina (3), Tennessee (14), Texas (9), Vermont, Virginia (7), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Bethel ...

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

  • Danville [Danville City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Danville
    • Danville [Danville City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,869 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Danville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Danville<5>
  • Eden [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Rockingham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the west of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,867 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden<5>
  • Reidsville [Rockingham County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reidsville
    • Reidsville [Rockingham County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,993 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reidsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reidsville<5>
  • Wentworth [Rockingham County]
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    • Wentworth [Rockingham County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wentworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wentworth
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    • Yanceyville [Caswell County]
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      • Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yanceyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yanceyville<5>
    • Milton [Caswell County]
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      • Milton [Caswell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<5>
    • Pelham [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Caswell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
    • West Yanceyville [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Yanceyville
      • West Yanceyville [Caswell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Yanceyville
    • Providence [Caswell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
      • Providence [Caswell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence
    • Ruffin [Rockingham County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethel ...

Looking for more information about Bethel? 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 Bethel, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Bethel.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caswell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Caswell County: www.caswellcountync.gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Bethel and then turned east". While Bethel could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bethel as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Bethel 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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Bethel) 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 Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BethelOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4535, Longitude: -79.4517       In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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