Bethel has been deemed one of the seven Most Quaint Small Towns in Connecticut by WorldAtlas.
Joining Bethel on this coveted list: Washington, Monroe, Old Saybrook, New Milford, Putnam, and Colebrook.
Here's what WorldAtlas says about Bethel: "It has a robust historic district, with locations like the PT Barnum Square and a former railroad station that now acts as a brewery. The oldest building in Bethel is the Seth Seelye House, built after the subdivision was established but before the town was fully incorporated in 1842. Eateries feature foods from different cultures, like the Stony Hill Diner with a mix of Greek and American food, along with Lebanese Cuisine featuring a mix of Lebanese and Mediterranean. Headquartered in the town is battery manufacturer Duracell. Bethel has had its fair share of notable people, with Cartoonist Henry Arthur "Art" Young, actress Jan Miner, Miami Marlins pitcher Matt Barnes, and showman P.T. Barnum."
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