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County Information/History
Bedford county was established on December 13, 1753 from parts of Lunenburg County. The county is named for John Russell, the fourth Duke of Bedford, who was a Secretary of State of Great Britain. In 1782, Campbell County was formed from parts of Bedford County. Also in 1786, Franklin County was formed from Bedford County.

Bedford is the county seat, but it is an independent city and not considered a part of Bedford County

* Big Island * Chamblissburg * Forest * Goode * Hardy * Huddleston
* Moneta * Montvale * New London * Stewartsville * Thaxton

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Website updates:
Nov 2014:
Preston, Nelson, Strother and Turner obits

June 2014
Cook Obit

an 2014
1883 Pensioners and Post Offices in 1850

Feb 2013
Marriage Excerpts - Douglass Family

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Surrounding Counties
* Rockbridge County - north
Amherst County - northeast
* Lynchburg, Virginia - east
Campbell County - southeast
Pittsylvania County - south
Franklin County - southwest
Roanoke County - west
Botetourt County - northwest

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