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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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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... Read MORE...

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1734 - Bethlehem was settled

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bethlehem/
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.
www.ci.bethlehem.ct.us/ obhsi.htm
1787 - Bethlehem, CT incorporated as "Bethlem"

connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bethlehem/
1819 - Bethlem
Bethlem is a small elevated interior post township, 38 miles from Hartford, and 33 from New-Haven;...Read MORE...

1886-87 - (Bethlehem) The Arch Bridge was built over Wood Creek which flows into the Weekeepeemee River. The bridge cost $1050.00.

www.ci.bethlehem.ct.us/ obhsi.htm
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...Read MORE...

1916
Bethlehem, a post-township (town) of Litchfield co., Conn., about 30 miles NW. of New Haven. Pop....Read MORE...

1924 - Bethlehem Fair
The Bethlehem Fair was established in 1924.
News  1930 - Trousers Save Life
BETHLEHEM, Conn., July 25. - Homer Somers owes his life to two pairs of pants. Homer wore double...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bellamy
flag  Samuel BELLAMY (13 March 1756, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - 11 November 1802, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Burton
flag  Nathan BURTON (5 August 1780, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - 20 August 1859, Danbury, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

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

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

Stillson
flag  Abel STILLSON (13 February 1754, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA - 25 September 1824, Bethlehem, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
 

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