Bethany, Free State

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Bethany
Bethany is located in Free State (South African province)
Bethany
Bethany
 Bethany shown within Free State
Bethany is located in South Africa
Bethany
Bethany
Bethany (South Africa)
Bethany is located in Africa
Bethany
Bethany
Bethany (Africa)
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
Country South Africa
Province Free State
District Xhariep
Municipality Kopanong
Government
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Xolile Mathwa (ANC)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)

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.