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Bethany, Georgia
Bethany Community
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Georgia
County Baker
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 229

Bethany is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Georgia, United States.

Geography

Bethany is located at the intersections of Will White Road, Big Oak Road, and Bethany Road. This area is known as 'six points'. Bogardus Road, Hamill Road, Rowe Taylor Road, Sanders Lane, Tom Sheffield Road, and Damascus Highway/Georgia Route 200 also rest in the area. It is located in Land Lot 326-District Seven of Baker County,

Civil

Bethany at one time supported several filling stations and a general store. They now sit empty. The town is also full of many abandoned homes and barns. The town was once home to: Bethany Store, Bethany Gin, Bethany Grist Mill, Bethany Peanut Shelter, and Bethany Cucumber Grading and Packing Shed, all are now demolished.

History

Bethany was founded in 1855 by James Blumer White, however the area was mostly woodland prior to 1850. Homesteaders were moving into Bethany via a land grant from the government during this period of the town's history. The settlers mostly came from South Carolina and North Carolina.

Demographics

As of 2011 all that remains of Bethany is a small farming community. Few of the town's original features remain, except for a few abandoned farmhouses, a general store, and Bethany Baptist Church and Cemetery.

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