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Bedford, Virginia
—  Independent City  —
Location in Virginia
Founded 1890
Website http://www.bedfordva.gov/

County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

The City of Bedford is located in the West-Central portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia and was named for John Russell, The Fourth Duke of Bedford, who was then Secretary of State for Great Britain during the reign of King George II[1].

Courthouse[edit | edit source]

For additional records, see Bedford County.

History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1890--Bedford was created 1890 from Bedford County. [2]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

For a detailed list, including addresses, phone numbers, and external links, see Bedford, Virginia Cemeteries.

The following is a list of cemeteries in Bedford:[3]

  • Fairmount Cemetery
  • Longwood Cemetery
  • Otey Street Cemetery

Maps[edit | edit source]

Lynchburg (Independent City)Amherst CountyBotetourt CountyFranklin CountyPittsylvania CountyCampbell CountyVA BEDFORD IND CITY.PNG
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Occupations[edit | edit source]

  • Cutten, George Barton. The Silversmiths of Virginia (together with Watchmakers and Jewelers) from 1694 to 1850. Richmond, Va.: The Dietz Press, Incorporated, 1952. Available at FHL. [Includes a section on Liberty (now Bedford) silversmiths and watchmakers.]

Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://visitbedford.com/about-us/history/
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. USGS Map, Topozone.com