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Welcome to Bethel ...

Bethel is located in Madison County<1>.

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

Bethel is 2,360 feet [719 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Bethel is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Bethel is located in the (828) area code.

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

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

  • Woodfin [Buncombe County]
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    • Woodfin [Buncombe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,679 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodfin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodfin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodfin<5>
  • Nolichucky [Washington County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolichucky
    • Nolichucky [Washington County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 5,861 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nolichucky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Erwin [Unicoi County]
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    • Erwin [Unicoi County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,854 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erwin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erwin<5>
  • Weaverville [Buncombe County]
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    • Weaverville [Buncombe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,039 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weaverville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weaverville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mars Hill [Madison County]
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      • Mars Hill [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest 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<5>
    • Burnsville [Yancey County]
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      • Burnsville [Yancey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<5>
    • Banner Hill [Unicoi County]
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      • Banner Hill [Unicoi County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,497 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Banner Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Banner Hill
    • Ernestville [Unicoi County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ernestville
      • Ernestville [Unicoi County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,311 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ernestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ernestville
    • Montreat [Buncombe County]
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      • Montreat [Buncombe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 939 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montreat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montreat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montreat<5>
    • Marshall [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall
      • Marshall [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 916 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshall<5>

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 ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Madison County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Madison, 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>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 (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: 35.8832, Longitude: -82.4771       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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