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Welcome to Bethel ...

Bethel is located in Sullivan County<1>.

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

Bethel is 1,320 feet [402 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New York communities named Bethel: This one is located in Sullivan County and the other is located in Dutchess County.

Beyond New York, 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), North Carolina (9), 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.

  • Thompson (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompson
    • Thompson lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,082 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompson
  • Fallsburg (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsburg
    • Fallsburg lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the east of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,123 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsburg
  • Liberty (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,595 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Deerpark (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerpark
    • Deerpark lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel and is located in Orange County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,690 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerpark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerpark
  • Monticello (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<5>
  • Liberty (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<5>
  • Rockland (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
    • Rockland lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
  • Neversink (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neversink
    • Neversink lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Neversink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neversink
  • Callicoon (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Callicoon
    • Callicoon lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the north of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,924 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Callicoon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Callicoon
  • Delaware (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware
    • Delaware lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Bethel and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,566 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaware

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 New York (1897).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bethel

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About Sullivan County

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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 Sullivan County: www.co.sullivan.ny.us/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Sullivan, 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bethel) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6834, Longitude: -74.8713       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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