Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - The Federated Church of Bethlehem, Conn. - Founded in 1739
Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA

The Federated Church of Bethlehem, Conn. - Founded in 1739

Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - Main Street (1912)
Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA

Main Street (1912)

Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - Regina Laudis O.S.B., Bethlehem, Conn.
Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA

Regina Laudis O.S.B., Bethlehem, Conn.

"The Abbey of Regina Laudis, founded in 1947 in Bethlehem, Connecticut, U.S.A., is a community of contemplative Benedictine women dedicated to the praise of... Read MORE...


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Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA
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Where is Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA? 

Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, USA
Bethlehem is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3,422 at the 2000 census. The town center was designated in the 2000 census as a census-designated place (CDP).

The town's name has prompted thousands of visitors each December to mail their Christmas cards at the local post office in order to get a "Bethlehem" postmark.wikipedia

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1734 - Bethlehem was settled towns-page/ bethlehem/
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1754 - (Bethlehem) The BELLAMY-FERRIDAY HOUSE was built for the Reverend Joseph Bellamy
It is the site of the first theological seminary in the United States. obhsi.htm
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1787 - Bethlehem, CT incorporated as "Bethlem" towns-page/ bethlehem/
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1819 - Bethlem
Bethlem is a small elevated interior post township, 38 miles from Hartford, and 33 from New-Haven; bounded on the north by Litchfield, on the east by Watertown, on the south by Woodbury, and on the west by Washington. Its average length from east to west is 4 and a half miles, and its average...Read MORE...

1886-87 - (Bethlehem) The Arch Bridge was built over Wood Creek which flows into the Weekeepeemee River. The bridge cost $1050.00. obhsi.htm
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News  1910 - He Voted Wrong in '56; Has Never Shaved Again
Bethlehem, Ct., Aug. 18. - Cornelius C. Parmelee, who is dead at the age of 80, was a staunch supporter of of John C. Fremont for president back in '56.

At that time Cornelius was a handsome young man, with a smooth, whiskerless complexion. He made a solemn vow that if Fremont wasn't elected he...Read MORE...

Bethlehem, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 30 miles NW. of New Haven. Pop. in 1900, 578.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher
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1924 - Bethlehem Fair
The Bethlehem Fair was established in 1924.
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News  1930 - Trousers Save Life
BETHLEHEM, Conn., July 25. - Homer Somers owes his life to two pairs of pants. Homer wore double trousers when he went wood-chopping to protect his limbs from the brush. Hearing a rattle, he glanced behind him just in time to see a rattlesnake strike his leg. The fangs failed to penetrate both...Read MORE...

Ancestors Who Were Born Here

flag  Electa Minor (20 March 1799, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - 18 December 1855, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA)

flag  Lucy Skidmore (1822, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - 1879, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA)

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