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Welcome to Bethel ...

The town of Bethel is located in Pitt County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bethel has a population of 1,609 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Bethel is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Bethel lies within the (252) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethel had an population of 1,609 people. This is an increase of 2.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethel had a population of 1,577 people. This makes Bethel the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Bethel represents 0.02% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 280th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,577 people, the population of Bethel decreased 6.19% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,681 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

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

  • Greenville [Pitt County]
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    • Greenville [Pitt County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,779 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<6>
  • Tarboro [Edgecombe County]
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    • Tarboro [Edgecombe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,575 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tarboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tarboro<6>
  • Winterville [Pitt County]
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    • Winterville [Pitt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,132 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterville<6>
  • Williamston [Martin County]
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    • Williamston [Martin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,129 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Farmville [Pitt County]
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      • Farmville [Pitt County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmville
    • Princeville [Edgecombe County]
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      • Princeville [Edgecombe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeville
    • Robersonville [Martin County]
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      • Robersonville [Martin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,322 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robersonville<6>
    • Pinetops [Edgecombe County]
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      • Pinetops [Edgecombe County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinetops
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pinetops<6>
    • Simpson [Pitt County]
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      • Simpson [Pitt County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
    • Grimesland [Pitt County]
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      • Grimesland [Pitt County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 441 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grimesland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimesland

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bethel, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bethel.

Adding Bethel to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bethel in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bethel was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bethel on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Pitt County

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 Pitt County: www.co.pitt.nc.us/

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 Pitt, 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 Bethel.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: 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: 35.8072, Longitude: -77.3761       In this case, the coordinates for Bethel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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