Bedford County, Tennessee

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Bedford County History

Bedford County was created in 1807, from Rutherford County. It is named after Thomas Bedford, who served in the Revolutionary War, and owned land in the area that became Bedford County.[1]

Historic Sites/Landmarks


Bedford County is part of Middle Tennessee, one of Tennessee's Three Grand Divisions. These divisions are not only geographic, but also cultural and defined in state law.

Adjacent counties

Protected areas

  • Normandy Wildlife Management Area

Government Offices




Census-designated places

Unincorporated Communities

  • Branchville
  • Bugscuffe
  • Center Grove
  • Cortner's Station
  • Fairfield
  • Fall Creek
  • Flat Creek
  • Haley's Station
  • Hawthorne
  • Mount Harmond
  • Palmetto
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Poplin's Crossroads
  • Raus
  • Richmond
  • Roseville
  • Rover
  • Wheel

Resources and Records

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