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BEDFORD COUNTY,
VIRGINIA

 

Welcome to Bedford County, Virginia
History & Genealogy

This county has been added to Virginia Genealogy Express
on May 22, 2014
I will be adding things as I find time.
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County Administration Building
122 E Main St
Bedford, VA 24523-2000
Phone: (540)586-7601
Website: http://www.co.bedford.va.us

 

BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Index to Wills
1754 to 1830

 
A little bit about BEDFORD COUNTY, VIRGINIA:

     The Piedmont area had long been inhabited by indigenous peoples. At the time of European encounter, mostly Siouan-speaking tribes lived in this area.
     Bedford County was established by European Americans on December 13, 1753 from parts of Lunenburg County. Later in 1756, a portion of Albemarle County lying south of the James River was added. 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 eastern Bedford County and the county seat was moved from New London to Liberty (now Bedford). Also in 1786, the portion of Bedford County south of the Staunton (Roanoke) River was taken with part of Henry County to form Franklin County

 

Adjacent Counties & City:
Rockbridge County north
Amherst County northeast
Lynchburg, Virginia east
Campbell County southeast
Pittsylvania County south
Franklin County southwest
Roanoke County west
Botetourt County northwest

County Seat: Bedford
County Organized: 1753
Square Miles: 753.02

National protected areas
Blue Ridge Parkway (part)
Jefferson National Forest (part)
James River Face Wilderness (part)

   
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