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Welcome to Bedford ...

Bedford is located in Bedford County<1> and is the County Seat for Bedford County.

The location of Bedford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bedford has a population of 2,677 people<3> (see below for details).

Bedford is 1,610 feet [491 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Bedford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Bedford: (814)

Websites for Bedford ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bedfordcountychamber.org/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Bedford, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bedford had an population of 2,677 people. This is a decrease of 5.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bedford had a population of 2,841 people (or 5.71% of the total population of Bedford County). This makes Bedford the county's most populous community.

The population of Bedford represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 331st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,841 people, the population of Bedford decreased 9.55% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,141 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bedford.

Communities Also Named Bedford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named Bedford - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (2), Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Bedford.

Communities near Bedford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bedford.

  • Everett [Bedford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
    • Everett [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Bedford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,719 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everett<6>
  • Central City [Somerset County]
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    • Central City [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Bedford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<6>
  • Hyndman [Bedford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyndman
    • Hyndman [Bedford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Bedford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyndman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 857 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyndman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyndman<6>
  • Saxton [Bedford County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxton
    • Saxton [Bedford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Bedford
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 681 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saxton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Schellsburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schellsburg
      • Schellsburg [Bedford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the west of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schellsburg<6>
    • Manns Choice [Bedford County]
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      • Manns Choice [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manns Choice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manns Choice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manns Choice<6>
    • Woodbury [Bedford County]
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      • Woodbury [Bedford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<6>
    • Hopewell [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Bedford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<6>
    • Pleasantville [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Bedford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 204 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • New Paris [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Paris
      • New Paris [Bedford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Bedford
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Paris<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bedford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bedford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bedford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bedford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bedford. Our list includes 23 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bedford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bedford ...

Looking for more information about Bedford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bedford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bedford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Bedford County

About Pennsylvania

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 State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Bedford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bedford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bedford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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, 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: 39.9856, Longitude: -78.4875       In this case, the coordinates for Bedford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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