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Welcome to Bethel ...

Bethel is located in Berks County<1>.

Bethel is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The ZIP code for Bethel: 19507<3>

Communities Also Named Bethel ...

While we believe that this Bethel is located in Berks County, we know of another 7 Pennsylvania communities named Bethel. Those communities are located in the following counties: Allegheny, Cambria, Lancaster, Mercer, Somerset, Sullivan and Wayne County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, 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), North Carolina (9), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (2), Ontario (4), Oregon (2), 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.

  • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,725 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
  • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
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    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,409 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<5>
  • Wyomissing [Berks County]
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    • Wyomissing [Berks County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,605 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyomissing have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyomissing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyomissing<5>
  • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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    • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Bethel
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County]
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      • Schuylkill Haven [Schuylkill County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,086 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schuylkill Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven<5>
    • Hamburg [Berks County]
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      • Hamburg [Berks County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,445 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<5>
    • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
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      • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<5>
    • Minersville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Schuylkill County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<5>
    • Sinking Spring [Berks County]
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      • Sinking Spring [Berks County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinking Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinking Spring<5>
    • Denver [Lancaster County]
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      • Denver [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Bethel
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denver have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<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.

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 Pennsylvania (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Berks County

About Pennsylvania

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 Berks County: www.co.berks.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Berks, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Bethel). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bethel or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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 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: 40.4745, Longitude: -76.2920    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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