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Germantown in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bedford Plantation

Established 1997

 
 
Bedford Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
1. Bedford Plantation Marker
Inscription.  

The land that is now Bedford Plantation subdivision was once part of 640 acres owned by Julian Bedford (1825-1879), and Virginia R. Kenney Bedford (1830-1916), who settled in 1851 at what was to be known as the Bailey Station community. They are burled here on the family plantation with some of their children. The Bedford family ancestors descended from some of the earliest families in the Virginia Colony. Julian Bedford was the son of Benjamin Watkins Bedford. Sr. (1794-1883) and Martha A. Whyte Bedford (1804- 1868), the grandson of Thomas Bedford, Jr. (1751- 1804) and Ann Robertson Bedford (d. 1828), and the great grandson of Colonel Thomas Bedford (d. 1785) of Charlotte County. Virginia. Thomas Bedford. Jr.. for whom Bedford County in Tennessee was named. served in the 4th Virginia Regiment during the Revolutionary War.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 35° 3.486′ N, 89° 44.273′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby County.
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Marker is on Bedford Lane east of Kenney Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3342 Bedford Lane, Germantown TN 38139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crisscross Lodge (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Marine Division Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); Shelby County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away); McGinnis Park (approx. 2˝ miles away); Fort Germantown (approx. 2.7 miles away); Herman W. Cox, Jr. (approx. 3˝ miles away); Raiding the Rails (approx. 3˝ miles away); Oaklawn Garden (approx. 3.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Bedford Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, April 25, 2020
2. Bedford Plantation Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 698 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 28, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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