Bethany, Free State

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Bethany
Bethany is located in Free State (South African province)
Bethany
Bethany
Bethany is located in South Africa
Bethany
Bethany
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
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceFree State
DistrictXhariep
MunicipalityKopanong
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorXolile Mathwa (ANC)
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)

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]

References[edit]

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