Bedford, Bedford County, Tennessee

Bedford: Town in Bedford County, Virginia, United States


Bedford is a town located in the county of Bedford in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Its population at the 2010 census was 6,222 and a population density of 275 people per km². After 3 years in 2013 city had an estimated population of 5,948 inhabitants.

The town was created 241 years ago in 1781.

Quick Facts about Bedford

Population : 5,948 (2013)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
County : Bedford County
Postal code : 24523
Phone Area Codes : 540
Area : 22.63 km2
Altitude : 1,004 feet / 306 meters
Capital city : Bedford is capital of Bedford County
Establishment : January 01, 1782 (241 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 08:03:44 (26th March 2023)
Density : 263 Pop. per km² as of 2013
Population growth : -4.61% (2010-2013)
Bedford locator map
Location of Bedford on Tennessee map.
Bedford County Court House image
Bedford County Court House
Bedford County Court House image


Bedford is located at 35°27'49"N 86°34'25"W (35.4636800, -86.5736100).

Bedford map


According to census records, the population of Bedford decreased by 4.61% in 3 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 6,222 - census
2011 5,971 -4.2% estimation process
2012 5,930 -0.69% estimation process
2013 5,948 0.3% estimation process

People born in Bedford (17)

People born in Bedford, including Soldier, lawyer and politician Abram Trigg, politician Edward James Gay, politician Bennett H. Henderson, .


  • David Hubbard (American politician (1792-1874)) he was born in 01/01/1792
  • John Johns Trigg (Planter, soldier, politician (1748-1804)) he was born in 01/01/1748
  • John W. Leftwich (American politician (1826-1870)) he was born in 07/09/1826
  • Carol M. Swain (political scientist) she was born in 07/03/1954
  • Richard Urquhart Goode (American geographer) he was born in 08/12/1858
  • Ted Wingfield (American baseball player) he was born in 07/08/1899
  • Vivian Louise Aunspaugh (American painter (1869-1960)) she was born in 14/08/1869
  • Lawrence Chambers (American naval officer) he was born in 10/06/1929
  • Andrew Chambers (United States Army general) he was born in 30/06/1931
  • Ernest L. Secrest (American serviceman in the US Navy Seabees during WWII) he was born in 04/02/1905
  • William Davis Hooper (American classical philologist (1868-1945)) he was born in 13/08/1868
  • Lawson A. Scruggs (American physician and pharmacist) he was born in 15/01/1857
  • Pete Johnson (American football halfback born 1937) he was born in 09/08/1937
  • Claude Wayne Secrest (American writer) he was born in 25/06/1917

Schools in Bedford

College & universities near Bedford, TN

Code Name City ZIP
221494 Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville Shelbyville (TN) 37160-3629

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Bedford, TN

Code Name Address Type
NVL Nashville, TN 705 5th Avenue South BUS

Post offices near Bedford

Post Office Name City ZIP
Shelbyvill Post Office Shelbyville (TN) 37160

Other places with the same name (13)

Other cities in Bedford County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Bedford County , TN.

City Name Population Title
Shelbyville 22,326 City in Indiana
Forest Hills 4,721 City in Tennessee
Wartrace 719 Human settlement in Bedford County, Tennessee, United States of America
Bell Buckle 537 Town in Tennessee
Normandy 140 Human settlement in Bedford County, Tennessee, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Bedford distances to largest Tennessee cities