Bedford Co., TN

Bedford County, TN


The county was created in 1807 when the citizens of Rutherford County living south of the Duck River and the Stones River successfully petitioned the governor to split Rutherford County into two. The new county was named after Revolutionary War officer Thomas Bedford, who was a large landowner in the area.

Settlement of the area progressed slowly after an initial expedition in 1783 led by Alexander Greer, who later settled at Greer’s Lick on land he marked during the expedition. Samuel Barton and the Edmiston Land Company carried out other early expeditions. Few settlers arrived until after 1806. Some brought Revolutionary War grants from North Carolina; others came with Tennessee grants, awarded from 1800 to 1810.
Source: Tennessee Encyclopedia

Modern Day Adjacent Counties

Bedford County is bordered by Rutherford, Coffee, Moore, Lincoln and Marshall counties.

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