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Our Genealogy Helper for Bethel ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Bethel (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Bethel. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Bethel is located in Haywood County.

To see how the shape of North Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Haywood County: Buncombe, Jackson, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, Cocke (TN) & Sevier (TN).

Below are the counties that are near Bethel. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Bethel:

  • Haywood County     (The home county of Bethel)
    • Clyde [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
      • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
    • West Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Canton
      • West Canton [Haywood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Canton
    • Canton [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Morning Star [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morning Star
      • Morning Star [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morning Star
    • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Junaluska
      • Lake Junaluska [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Junaluska have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Junaluska
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Junaluska<3>
    • Waynesville [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
      • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<3>
    • Hazelwood [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazelwood
      • Hazelwood [Haywood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazelwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazelwood
    • Maggie Valley [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maggie Valley
      • Maggie Valley [Haywood County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maggie Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maggie Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maggie Valley<3>
  • Buncombe County
    • Candler [Buncombe County]
    • Newfound [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newfound
      • Newfound [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newfound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newfound
    • Enka Village [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka Village
      • Enka Village [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka Village
    • Enka [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enka
      • Enka [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Enka<3>
    • Sandymush [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandymush
      • Sandymush [Buncombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Sandymush has also been known as:
      • Sandy Mush
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandymush
    • Acton [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Buncombe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Bent Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Creek
      • Bent Creek [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bent Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Creek
    • Leicester [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leicester
      • Leicester [Buncombe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leicester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leicester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leicester<3>
    • Avery Creek [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avery Creek
      • Avery Creek [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avery Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avery Creek
    • West Asheville [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Asheville
      • West Asheville [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Asheville
    • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biltmore Forest
      • Biltmore Forest [Buncombe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Biltmore Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biltmore Forest
    • Skyland [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyland
      • Skyland [Buncombe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skyland<3>
    • Alexander [Buncombe County]
  • Henderson County
    • Holly Springs [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Henderson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Mills River [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mills River
      • Mills River [Henderson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,471 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mills River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mills River<3>
    • Etowah [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Etowah
      • Etowah [Henderson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Etowah have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Etowah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Etowah<3>
    • Horse Shoe [Henderson County]
    • Fletcher [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fletcher
      • Fletcher [Henderson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fletcher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fletcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fletcher<3>
    • Naples [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Naples
      • Naples [Henderson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Naples have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Naples
    • Mountain Home [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Henderson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home<3>
    • Laurel Park [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Henderson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,339 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel Park<3>
    • Sky Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Village
      • Sky Village [Henderson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Village
    • Balfour [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balfour
      • Balfour [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Balfour have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balfour
    • Timberland [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberland
      • Timberland [Henderson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberland
    • Cumberland Village [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumberland Village
      • Cumberland Village [Henderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cumberland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumberland Village
    • Hendersonville [Henderson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hendersonville
      • Hendersonville [Henderson County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hendersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hendersonville<3>
  • Jackson County
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
    • Ruby City [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby City
      • Ruby City [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby City
    • Argura [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Argura
      • Argura [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Argura
    • Tuckasegee [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckasegee
      • Tuckasegee [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuckasegee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckasegee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckasegee<3>
    • Cullowhee [Jackson County]
    • Webster [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webster
      • Webster [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webster
    • Sylva [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sylva
      • Sylva [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,739 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sylva
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sylva<3>
    • Forest Hills [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Hills
      • Forest Hills [Jackson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 376 people
      • Forest Hills has also been known as:
      • Forest Hills village
      • Village of Forest Hills
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Hills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Hills<3>
    • Dillsboro [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsboro
      • Dillsboro [Jackson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsboro<3>
    • Greens Creek [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greens Creek
      • Greens Creek [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greens Creek
    • Paint Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint Town
      • Paint Town [Jackson County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint Town
    • Wilmot [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Jackson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Glenville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenville
      • Glenville [Jackson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenville<3>
  • Macon County
    • Franklin [Macon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Macon County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,121 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
    • Otto [Macon County]
    • Scaly Mountain [Macon County]
  • Madison County
    • Trust [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trust
      • Trust [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<3>
    • Rollins [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rollins
      • Rollins [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rollins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rollins
    • Stackhouse [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stackhouse
      • Stackhouse [Madison County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stackhouse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stackhouse
    • Hot Springs [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 574 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hot Springs<3>
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,881 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mars Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mars Hill<3>
  • Rutherford County
    • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village of Chimney Rock Village
      • Village of Chimney Rock Village [Rutherford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2015: 108 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village of Chimney Rock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village of Chimney Rock Village
    • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Rutherford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<3>
    • Lake Lure [Rutherford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Lure
      • Lake Lure [Rutherford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,153 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Lure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Lure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Lure<3>
  • Swain County
    • Cherokee [Swain County]
    • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oconaluftee Indian Village
      • Oconaluftee Indian Village [Swain County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oconaluftee Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oconaluftee Indian Village
    • Unahala [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unahala
      • Unahala [Swain County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unahala
    • Bryson City [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryson City
      • Bryson City [Swain County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bryson City<3>
    • Almond [Swain County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almond
      • Almond [Swain County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Almond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almond<3>
  • Transylvania County
    • Balsam Grove [Transylvania County]
    • Brevard [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brevard
      • Brevard [Transylvania County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brevard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brevard<3>
    • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah Forest
      • Pisgah Forest [Transylvania County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pisgah Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pisgah Forest<3>
    • Seven Springs [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Transylvania County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Penrose [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penrose
      • Penrose [Transylvania County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penrose<3>
    • Lake Toxaway [Transylvania County]
    • Rosman [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosman
      • Rosman [Transylvania County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 624 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosman<3>
    • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toxaway Falls
      • Toxaway Falls [Transylvania County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Bethel
    • Sapphire [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sapphire
      • Sapphire [Transylvania County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sapphire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sapphire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sapphire<3>
    • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Mountain
      • Cedar Mountain [Transylvania County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Mountain<3>
  • Greenville County (SC)
    • Caesars Head [Greenville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caesars Head
      • Caesars Head [Greenville County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caesars Head
    • Cleveland [Greenville County]
    • Marietta [Greenville County]
    • Slater [Greenville County]
    • Tigerville [Greenville County]
  • Oconee County (SC)
    • Salem [Oconee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Oconee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
  • Pickens County (SC)
    • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bottom
      • Rocky Bottom [Pickens County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Bethel
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Bottom
    • Sunset [Pickens County]
  • Cocke County (TN)
    • Tom Town [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tom Town
      • Tom Town [Cocke County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tom Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tom Town
    • Hartford [Cocke County]
    • Cosby [Cocke County]
    • Del Rio [Cocke County]
    • West Myers [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Myers
      • West Myers [Cocke County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Myers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Myers
    • Newport [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Cocke County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,894 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<3>
    • Parrottsville [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parrottsville
      • Parrottsville [Cocke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parrottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parrottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parrottsville<3>
    • Jaybird [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaybird
      • Jaybird [Cocke County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 3,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaybird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaybird
    • Bailey Town [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Cocke County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Town
    • Clevenger [Cocke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clevenger
      • Clevenger [Cocke County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 43,182 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clevenger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clevenger
  • Sevier County (TN)
    • Pittman Center [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittman Center
      • Pittman Center [Sevier County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 545 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittman Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittman Center
    • Gatlinburg [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatlinburg
      • Gatlinburg [Sevier County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatlinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gatlinburg<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Bethel, see our County-by-County Page for Bethel.

Newspapers Published in Bethel ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bethel, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bethel.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Bethel:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Bethel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bethel.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Bethel covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Spring Hill Cemetery
  • Longs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Longs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Longs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longs Cemetery
  • Crawford Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crawford Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crawford Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford Memorial Gardens
  • Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ratcliffe Cove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Smathers Cemetery
    • Smathers Cemetery
    • Patton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Patton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Patton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patton Cemetery
    • Bon-A-Venture Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bon-A-Venture Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bon-A-Venture Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon-A-Venture Cemetery
    • Haynes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Haynes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Haynes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynes Cemetery
    • Reeves Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reeves Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reeves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeves Cemetery
    • McClure Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McClure Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McClure Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure Cemetery
    • Quinn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quinn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quinn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quinn Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Bethel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bethel.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Bethel, with the one closest to Bethel listed first.

  • Sonoma [Haywood County] - Historic
    • While Sonoma was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonoma
    • Sonoma [Haywood County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Bethel
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sonoma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Retreat [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Retreat
    • Retreat [Haywood County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bethel
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Retreat had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Retreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Retreat
  • Lavinia [Haywood County] - Historic
    • While Lavinia was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavinia
    • Lavinia [Haywood County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bethel
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lavinia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lavinia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clyde [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Haywood County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 90 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,308 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Clyde had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clyde<3>
  • Springdale [Haywood County] - Historic
    • While Springdale was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
    • Springdale [Haywood County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Springdale had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Waynesville [Haywood County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesville
    • Waynesville [Haywood County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 455 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,557 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Waynesville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesville<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Cruso [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruso
      • Cruso [Haywood County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cruso had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruso have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruso
    • Iron Duff [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Duff
      • Iron Duff [Haywood County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Iron Duff had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Duff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Duff
    • Turnpike [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Buncombe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Turnpike had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turnpike have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Crabtree [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crabtree
      • Crabtree [Haywood County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Bethel
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Crabtree had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crabtree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
    • Glady [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glady
      • Glady [Buncombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Glady had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glady
    • Luther [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luther
      • Luther [Buncombe County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Luther had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luther have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luther
    • Balsam [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Balsam
      • Balsam [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Balsam had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Balsam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Balsam<3>
    • Cove Creek [Haywood County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Creek
      • Cove Creek [Haywood County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cove Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Creek
    • Candler [Buncombe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candler
      • Candler [Buncombe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Bethel
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Candler had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Candler<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bethel. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bethel.

Mentions & References for Bethel

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About North Carolina

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

The official website for Haywood County: www.gov.co.haywood.nc.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bethel. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, 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: 35.4734, Longitude: -82.8960       In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bethel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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