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History of Bethel, Connecticut, USA

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Bethel, Connecticut, USA

Bethel, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Battery producer Duracell has its North American headquarters in Bethel.

P.T. Barnum, founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, was born in Bethel.

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  • 1759 - (Bethel, CT) - Settled as part of Danbury in 1685, the parish of Bethel, which took its name in 1759 for the Hebrew term meaning “House of God” .

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bethel/

  • 1854 - Bethel
    Bethel, a flourishing post-village in Danbury township, Fairfield county, Connecticut, about 25 miles N. W. by W. from New Haven. The principal...Read MORE...


  • 1855 - Bethel, CT incorporated as a town

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bethel/

  • News 1868 - A ball was recently held in Bethel, Conn., and during the evening a 200 pound hog was thrust into the door by some of the jealous un-invited ones.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 22, 1868

  • News 1868 - Bethel, Conn., has eighty septuagenarians in a population of 2,000.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 2, 1868

  • News 1869 - A Bethel, Conn., telegram of the 2d says fifteen lives were lost by the flood of the day previous.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 13, 1869

  • 1895 - Bethel
    Bethel, a post-village of Fairfield co, Conn., in Bethel township, and on the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad, at its junction with the Shepaug Railroad,...Read MORE...


  • Bethel, Connecticut, USA
    Greenwood Ave.
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  • 1916
    Bethel, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Conn., in Bethel township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 3 miles SE. of Danbury. It has ...Read MORE...


  • Bethel, Connecticut, USA
    Fountain Place

    The P.T. Barnum Fountain, topped by an 18-foot figure of a triton blowing a conch shell.
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  • Bethel, Connecticut, USA
    Public School
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Fountain Place

The P.T. Barnum Fountain, topped by an 18-foot figure of a triton blowing a conch shell.
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Public School
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  • 1759 - (Bethel, CT) - Settled as part of Danbury in 1685, the parish of Bethel, which took its name in 1759 for the Hebrew term meaning “House of God” .

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bethel/
  • 1854 - Bethel
    Bethel, a flourishing post-village in Danbury township, Fairfield county, Connecticut, about 25 miles N. W. by W. from New Haven. The principal... Read MORE...

  • 1855 - Bethel, CT incorporated as a town

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ bethel/
  • News  1868 - Bethel, Conn., has eighty septuagenarians in a population of 2,000.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    May 2, 1868
  • News  1868 - A ball was recently held in Bethel, Conn., and during the evening a 200 pound hog was thrust into the door by some of the jealous un-invited ones.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 22, 1868
  • News  1869 - A Bethel, Conn., telegram of the 2d says fifteen lives were lost by the flood of the day previous.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    February 13, 1869
  • 1895 - Bethel
    Bethel, a post-village of Fairfield co, Conn., in Bethel township, and on the Danbury & Norwalk Railroad, at its junction with the Shepaug Railroad,... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bethel, a post-borough of Fairfield co., Conn., in Bethel township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 3 miles SE. of Danbury. It has ... Read MORE...

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