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Bethel, North Carolina
Welcome to Bethel ...
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
The area code for Bethel: (252)
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 (which had 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.
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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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 Pitt County: www.co.pitt.nc.us/
The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022