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Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bedford

 
 
Bedford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
1. Bedford Marker
Inscription. This place became the county seat of Bedford when it was moved from New London in 1782. First called Liberty (incorporated in 1839), the town changed its name to Bedford City in 1890 and to Bedford in 1912. A third courthouse, built in 1834, was replaced by the present building in 1930. The Union General Hunter, with his army, passed here in June, 1864, on his way to Lynchburg, and repassed on his retreat.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Comission. (Marker Number K 134.)
 
Location. 37° 20.051′ N, 79° 31.334′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Business U.S. 460) and Court Street, on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 E Main St, Bedford VA 24523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bedford’s Volunteer Company (here, next to this marker); Bedford County WWII Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bedford
Bedford County Court House image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
2. Bedford County Court House
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peaks of Otter Road (approx. 0.3 miles away); Avenel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away); Home of John Goode (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Bedford, Virginia. (Submitted on May 30, 2011.)
2. Hunter's Raid - The Lynchburg Campaign. (Submitted on May 30, 2011.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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