Place:Bethlehem, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

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NameBethlehem
TypeTown
Coordinates41.633°N 73.2°W
Located inLitchfield, Connecticut, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Old Bethlehem Cemetery
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Bethlehem is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 3,422 at the 2000 census. The town center was designated in the 2000 census as a census-designated place (CDP).

The town's name has prompted thousands of visitors each December to mail their Christmas cards at the local post office in order to get a "Bethlehem" postmark. The post office also has nearly 100 Christmas-related stamps for customers to decorate their envelopes during the holiday season.

Bethlehem is one of the two towns in Litchfield County served by the area code 203/area code 475 overlay. The other is the Town of Woodbury.

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