A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Bedford ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bedford has a population of 6,625 people<1> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bedford.
The city of Bedford is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<2>.
Time Zone: Bedford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Bedford: (540)
The ZIP code for Bedford: 24523<3>
Websites for Bedford ...
Official Website: www.ci.bedford.va.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.bedfordareachamber.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bedford had an population of 6,625 people. This is an increase of 6.48% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.18% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bedford had a population of 6,222 people.
The population of Bedford represents 0.08% of the population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 55th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 6,222 people, the population of Bedford decreased 1.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,299 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 two Virginia communities named Bedford: This one is located in and the other is located in Shenandoah County.
Beyond Virginia, 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, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, 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.
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 6 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.
Adding Bedford to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Bedford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bedford was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bedford on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Bedford: www.ci.bedford.va.us/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022