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Communities Also Named Bedford ...

We have found 33 communities that share the name Bedford.

There is one other community in Nova Scotia which is also named Bedford.

Beyond Nova Scotia, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in Canada and the United States. Of these 32 communities, five are located in Canada and 28 are in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Nova Scotia ...
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lamar County
      • This Bedford is located in Lamar County and lies 1,505 miles [2,422.1 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Bedford.
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Bedford [Sebastian County].
    • Illinois
      • Pike County
      • This Bedford is located in Pike County and lies 1,417 miles [2,280.4 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Bedford.
    • Indiana
      • Lawrence County
      • This Bedford is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Bedford.
    • Iowa
      • Taylor County
      • This Bedford is located in Taylor County and lies 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Bedford.
    • Kansas
      • Stafford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bedford [Stafford County].
    • Kentucky
      • Trimble County
      • This Bedford is located in Trimble County and lies 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trimble County community of Bedford.
    • Louisiana
      • Madison Parish
      • This Bedford is located in Madison Parish and lies 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison Parish community of Bedford.
      • Red River Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Bedford [Red River Parish].
    • Manitoba
      • This Bedford lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Bedford is located in Middlesex County and lies 410 miles [659.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Bedford.
    • Michigan
      • Calhoun County
      • This Bedford is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Bedford.
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Bedford [Wayne County].
    • Missouri
      • Livingston County
      • This Bedford is located in Livingston County and lies 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km]<1> to the west.
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      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Bedford.
    • Montana
      • Broadwater County
      • This Bedford is located in Broadwater County and lies 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Broadwater County community of Bedford.
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Bedford [Jefferson County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Bedford lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Bedford is located in Hillsborough County and lies 409 miles [658.2 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Bedford.
    • New York
      • Kings County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Bedford [Kings County].
      • Westchester County
      • This Bedford is located in Westchester County and lies 559 miles [899.6 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westchester County community of Bedford.
    • North Carolina
      • Pitt County
      • This Bedford is located in Pitt County and lies 959 miles [1,543.4 km]<1> to the southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pitt County community of Bedford.
    • Ohio
      • Cuyahoga County
      • This Bedford is located in Cuyahoga County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cuyahoga County community of Bedford.
    • Oklahoma
      • Osage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Bedford [Osage County].
    • Ontario
      • This Bedford lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the west.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bedford County
      • This Bedford is located in Bedford County and lies 822 miles [1,322.9 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Bedford.
    • Quebec
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Quebec community of Bedford.
    • Tennessee
      • Bedford County
      • This Bedford is located in Bedford County and lies 1,362 miles [2,191.9 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford County community of Bedford.
    • Texas
      • Tarrant County
      • This Bedford is located in Tarrant County and lies 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tarrant County community of Bedford.
    • Virginia
      • Bedford City
      • This Bedford is located in Bedford City and lies 968 miles [1,557.8 km]<1> to the west southwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bedford City community of Bedford.
      • Shenandoah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Bedford [Shenandoah County].
    • Washington
      • Pacific County
      • This Bedford is located in Pacific County and lies 2,816 miles [4,531.9 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pacific County community of Bedford.
    • Wyoming
      • Lincoln County
      • This Bedford is located in Lincoln County and lies 2,325 miles [3,741.7 km]<1> to the west northwest.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bedford
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Bedford.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bedford ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Cherry Brook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Brook
    • Cherry Brook lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bedford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Brook
  • Fall River
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bedford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fall River<4>
  • Lakeview
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bedford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
  • Lower Sackville
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    • Lucasville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucasville
      • Lucasville lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucasville
    • Middle Sackville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Sackville
      • Middle Sackville lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Sackville
    • Pockwock
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pockwock
      • Pockwock lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pockwock
    • Stillwater Lake
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillwater Lake
      • Stillwater Lake lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater Lake
    • Tufts Cove
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tufts Cove
      • Tufts Cove lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bedford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tufts Cove
    • Upper Sackville
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Sackville
      • Upper Sackville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Sackville came from an uncertain source and they still need to be verified:<3>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Sackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Upper Sackville<4>

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bedford. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Marty 'Goal-a-Game' Barry     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Quebec City (Quebec) on Tueday December 5, 1905 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday August 20, 1969 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marty 'Goal-a-Game' Barry<5>
    • Viola Desmond     (Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist)
      • Businesswoman, civil rights figure, activist. She was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday July 6, 1914 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday February 7, 1965 at the age of 50. She is buried at Camp Hill Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Viola Desmond<5>
    • George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday July 29, 1870 and died in New York (New York) on Monday January 6, 1908 at the age of 37. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Little Chocolate' Dixon<5>
    • Denny Doherty     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday November 29, 1940 and died in Mississauga (Ontario) on Friday January 19, 2007 at the age of 66. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Denny Doherty<5>
    • Harold Rudolf Foster     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Tueday August 16, 1892 and died in Spring Hill (Florida) on Sunday July 25, 1982 at the age of 89. He is buried at Topeka Cemetery (Shawnee County, Kansas).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harold Rudolf Foster<5>
    • Don Messer     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Tweedside (New Brunswick) on Sunday May 9, 1909 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday March 26, 1973 at the age of 63. He is buried at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Messer<5>
    • Alden Nowlan     (Author, poet, journalist)
      • Author, poet, journalist. He was born in Stanley (Nova Scotia) on Wednesday January 25, 1933 and died on Monday June 27, 1983 at the age of 50. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (York County, New Brunswick).
      • Stanley is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alden Nowlan<5>
    • Raylene Rankin     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born on Thursday September 15, 1960 and died in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Sunday September 30, 2012 at the age of 52. She is buried at St. Mary's Cemetery (Inverness County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raylene Rankin<5>
    • Sir John Thompson     (5th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1892 - December 1894))
      • 5th Prime Minister of Canada (December 1892 - December 1894). He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Monday November 10, 1845 and died in Windsor (England) on Wednesday December 12, 1894 at the age of 49. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Halifax County, Nova Scotia).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sir John Thompson<5>
    • James R. Williams     (Cartoonist)
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Halifax (Nova Scotia) on Friday March 30, 1888 and died in Pasadena (California) on Monday June 17, 1957 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Halifax is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Bedford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James R. Williams<5>

How Far From Bedford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Bedford to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Bedford and extending to:

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    • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON) is 588 miles [946.3 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Bedford to Parliament Hill, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 23 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,103 miles [8,212.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 5,807 miles [9,345.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 3,684 miles [5,928.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nova Scotia

About Nova Scotia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bedford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Nova Scotia: https://novascotia.ca

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bedford) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bedford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bedford

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bedford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.7289, Longitude: -63.6644    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bedford could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong . Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>If we have found a location and have questions about the accuracy of our information, we will simply say that the marker is 'in the vicinity'. We are not confident about the location and the position of our marker is only a rough guide. If we have too many doubts about the location, we will not include it in our database.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Bedford to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 299.06 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 294.489 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 295.769 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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