WELCOME TO BETHEL ,CT

CITY GUIDE

Set amongst the hilly terrain of Fairfield county, Bethel brings together the idea of booming industry and quiet town living into one place. Full of historic charm there is always something new to discover in Bethel.
 
BETHEL HISTORY
 
First settled around 1700, Bethel became an incorporated town in 1855. Part of the original settlement of Danbury, Bethel boasted hat-making factories as early as the late 1700s. The hat trade continued to remain a vital part of the town’s economy well into the early 1900s. Present day Bethel extends the legacy of building businesses as companies like Duracell and power management company Eaton Corporation call Bethel home.
 
FUN FACTS ABOUT BETHEL
 
Bethel has been the home to quite a few notable people along side the Greatest Showman, PT Barnum. Red Sox pitcher, Matt Barnes, MMA/UFC fighters Dan Cramer & Glover Teixeira; accomplished ballroom dancer and dance pro on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars Tony Dovolani; actresses Meg Ryan, Jan Miner, and Barbara Britton—even acclaimed cartoonist Henry Arthur “Art” Young. Of course, if you thought Bethel was only able to contribute notable people to the world, these films were at least partially if not completely filmed in Bethel— Rachel, Rachel (1968), The Case of the Cosmic Comic (1976), Other People’s Money (1991), Rise of the Dead (2007), The Entrepreneurs (2008) & Revolutionary Road (2008)

AREA OF CITY

16.9 square miles

POPULATION

19,894 (2020)

LIBRARY

Bethel Public Library 189 Greenwood Avenue Bethel, CT 06801 (203) 794-8756 bethellibrary.org/

CITY HALL

Clifford J Hurgin Municipal Center 1 School Street Bethel, CT 06801 (203) 794-8505

CITY HALL

raveis.com bethel-ct.gov discoverbethelct.com

Historic Main Street

Spending time outdoors has never been easier than it is in Bethel. With six parks to choose from you can always find a nice place to run around with the kids and get together with friends. These parks include: Mitchell Park, Meckauer Park, Bennett Park, Crowe Field, and Overlook Park. Shopping is always fun along historic Greenwood Avenue—from small mom and pop shops to great places to stop and eat, there is always something to do in Bethel, CT.

Bethel Public Schools consists of 5 schools in total. F.A. Berry School for grades K-2, A.H. Rockwell School for grades K-3, R.M.T. Johnson School for grades 4-5, Bethel Middle School for grades 6-8 and Bethel High School for grades 9-12. All five of Bethel’s public schools and athletic facilities are located in a beautiful 140-acre Educational Park near the geographical center of the community. The proximity of the schools to be ideal for car-pooling, facilitating transitions between schools, and participating in the full scope of services offered by the school system. For more information on the Bethel Public Schools visit: bethel.k12.ct.us/

AIRPORTS 

LaGuardia Airport – 6

4 miles John F. Kennedy Airport – 71 miles Westchester Airport – 38 Miles 

 

TRANSPORTATION 

 

Metro North New York City – 72 Miles 

 

PLACES TO 

 

VISIT • Greenwood Avenue Historic District • Blue Jay Orchards • Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag • Sycamore Drive-In Restaurant • Collis P. Huntington State Park • P.T. Barnum Birthplace • Putnam Memorial State Park • Bethel Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument • Byrd’s Books • Plumtrees Schoolhouse • Food Truck Friday

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