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Page Contents for Bethel, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Bethel is approximately 18,369 (2004), 9549 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,670 (2004), 3903 (2010).
The amount of land area in Bethel is 10.492 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Bethel is 17 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Bethel to Washington DC is 260 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 50 miles. (as the crow flies)
Bethel is positioned 41.37 degrees north of the equator and 73.41 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Bethel median income is $ 53,761.
Bethel average annual rainfall is 48.15 inches per year
Bethel average annual snowfall is 47.3 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 28.2 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 70.1 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.9 degrees F.


in northern Fairfield County, sixty miles northeast of New York City and fifty miles southwest of Hartford
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History & History Related Items

A history page for Bethel. Lots of good answers to questions about Bethel's history.

Bethel means "house of God." It was named such by the General Assembly of the Colony of Connecticut in 1759. The parish became a township in 1855.
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The founding of Bethel


The incorporation of Bethel

2 July 1855



P.T. Barnum was born in Bethel, Connecticut!

Bethel Historical Firefighters Museum
on the firehouse property, contains firefighting memorabilia dating back to the 1790s. The museum is open only on special occasions and by appointment. Local groups may arrange a tour of the museum by calling the firehouse at (203) 794-8523.
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Bethel City Government

Official Town Site for Bethel Connecticut.

Town Hall
Bethel Municipal Center
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801

The form of government for Bethel is that of a Board of Selectmen, Board of Finance and Town Meetings.

Bethel Chamber

Bethel Chamber of Commerce
16 P.T. Barnum Square
Bethel CT 06801
Phone: 203-743-6500

Bethel Community Events

2000, May 29
Annual Apple Blossom 5K Race
Sponsored by The Jungle Garden Center
Hosted by The Bethel Jaycees
Place: Blue Jay Orchards
Time: 7:30 am

Bethel Organizations

Bethel Chamber of Commerce
16 P.T. Barnum Square
Bethel CT 06801
Phone: 203-743-6500

Bethel Libraries

Bethel Library
189 Greenwood Avenue
Bethel CT 06801
Phone: (203) 794-8756

Bethel Schools

Bethel Public Schools
P.O. Box 253
1 School Street
Bethel, CT 06801 Bethel


The population of Bethel was:
1990 - 17,541
1995 - 17,939
2000 - 18,067
2004 - 18,369

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