Oxford county. Incorporated in 1796. Population, 1837, 1,864. Bethel lies 18 miles N.W. from Paris, 61 N.W. from Portland, and 63 W. from Augusta. This town is bounded N. and W. by Androscoggin river, and S. by Greenwood. This is a fine farming town and produced 5,214 bushels of wheat in 1837.