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Welcome to Bethany ...

The town of Bethany is located in Brooke County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bethany has a population of 803 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Bethany is 870 feet [265 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Bethany: (304) and (681)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bethany had an population of 803 people. This is a decrease of 22.49% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bethany had a population of 1,036 people. This makes Bethany the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Bethany represents 0.06% of the total population of West Virginia (which has 1,852,994 people), making it the state's 107th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,036 people, the population of Bethany increased 5.18% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 985 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bethany ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 45 communities that are also named Bethany - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (6), Illinois, Indiana (3), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Manitoba, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bethany.

Communities near Bethany ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bethany.

  • Wheeling (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeling
    • Wheeling lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Bethany and is located in Ohio County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,283 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeling
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheeling<7>
  • Weirton (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weirton
    • Weirton lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Bethany and is located in Hancock County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,068 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weirton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weirton<7>
  • Steubenville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steubenville
    • Steubenville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Bethany and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,586 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steubenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steubenville<7>
  • Washington (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
    • Washington lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Bethany and is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,249 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Washington<7>
  • Martins Ferry (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Ferry
    • Martins Ferry lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Bethany and is located in Belmont County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Ferry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martins Ferry<7>
  • Saint Clairsville (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clairsville
    • Saint Clairsville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Bethany and is located in Belmont County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clairsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Clairsville<7>
  • Toronto (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toronto
    • Toronto lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Bethany and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,902 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toronto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toronto
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Toronto<7>
  • Bellaire (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellaire
    • Bellaire lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Bethany and is located in Belmont County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,957 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellaire
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellaire<7>
  • Wintersville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wintersville
    • Wintersville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Bethany and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,645 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wintersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wintersville<7>
  • Shadyside (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside
    • Shadyside lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Bethany and is located in Belmont County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,513 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shadyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shadyside<7>

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 Bethany. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bethany.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bethany. 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 Bethany.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bethany. See our Newspapers Page for Bethany.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bethany ...

Looking for more information about Bethany? 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 Bethany, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bethany.

Adding Bethany to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bethany 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 Bethany was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Bethany on a map titled Rand McNally Map of West Virginia (1897).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Bethany

Visit our Community Index for West Virginia

About Brooke County

About West Virginia

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bethany. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Brooke, 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 Bethany.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bethany - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bethany) 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 Bethany. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BethanyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bethany. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2052, Longitude: -80.5629       In this case, the coordinates for Bethany have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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