Bethany, Louisiana and Texas

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Bethany, Louisiana and Texas
Unincorporated community
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Bethany United Methodist Church was established in 1899. Todd W. Mallory is the current pastor (2011).
Country United States
State Louisiana, Texas
Parish/County Caddo Parish, Louisiana, Panola County, Texas
Coordinates 32°22′24″N 94°02′35″W / 32.37333°N 94.04306°W / 32.37333; -94.04306Coordinates: 32°22′24″N 94°02′35″W / 32.37333°N 94.04306°W / 32.37333; -94.04306
Founded 1840
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Bethany in Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the United States

Bethany is an unincorporated community in Caddo Parish, Louisiana and Panola County, Texas, on U.S. Highway 79.[1][2] The Caddo Parrish portion of the community is part of the Shreveport – Bossier City metropolitan area.


Bethany was founded in 1840.[1] It was named after the Bethany Church.[3]


The northern part of Bethany is located in Caddo Parish. The southern portion is in northeastern Panola County, some twenty-two miles northeast of Carthage, Texas.


  1. ^ a b "BETHANY, TX (PANOLA COUNTY)". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 17 August 2014.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bethany, Louisiana and Texas
  3. ^ Leeper, Clare D'Artois (19 October 2012). Louisiana Place Names: Popular, Unusual, and Forgotten Stories of Towns, Cities, Plantations, Bayous, and Even Some Cemeteries. LSU Press. p. 40. ISBN 978-0-8071-4740-5.