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Bedford, Virginia

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The location of Bedford

Welcome to Bedford ...

The location of Bedford has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Bedford has a population of 6,585 people<2> (see below for details).

The city of Bedford is 1,000 feet [305 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bedford is within the (540) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bedford had a population of 6,222 people.

The population of Bedford represents 0.08% of the total 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).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Bedford had an population of 6,585 people. This is an increase of 5.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.54% since the 2000 Census).

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.

Websites for Bedford ...

Official Website:

Chamber of Commerce:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bedford. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bedford. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Bedford ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Radford   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the South (S) of Bedford

Located in Bedford County

Altavista   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Bedford

Located in Campbell County

Buchanan   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Bedford

Located in Botetourt County

Lowry   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the East (E) of Bedford

Located in Bedford County

Montvale   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Bedford

Located in Bedford County

Forest   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the East (E) of Bedford

Located in Bedford County

Timberlake   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Bedford

Located in Campbell County

Villamont   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the West (W) of Bedford

Located in Bedford County

Blue Ridge   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the West (W) of Bedford

Located in Botetourt County

Boonsboro   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Bedford

Located in Bedford County

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Bedford.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bedford:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bedford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bedford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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, 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: 37.3343, Longitude: -79.5231     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bedford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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