Bethany, Free State

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Bethany is located in South Africa
 Bethany shown within South Africa
Coordinates: 29°35′53″S 25°57′22″E / 29.598°S 25.956°E / -29.598; 25.956Coordinates: 29°35′53″S 25°57′22″E / 29.598°S 25.956°E / -29.598; 25.956
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Kopanong
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Xolile Mathwa (ANC)

Bethany is a former station of the Berlin Missionary Society established in 1834 by Gebel and Kraul to serve the Korana. Hebrew for 'house of misery'. The railway station was renamed Wurasoord in 1919, after C Wuras, who took charge of it then.[1]


  1. ^ Raper, Peter E. (1987). Dictionary of Southern African Place Names. Internet Archive. p. 76. Retrieved 28 August 2013.