Bedford County, VA


BEDFORD COUNTY, in the southerly part of Virginia, between James and Staunton rivers. Length, 30 miles; mean breadth, 22; with an area of 660 square miles. The face of the country is generally hilly, and in some parts mountainous. The soil is moderately fertile. Seat of justice, Liberty. Pop. in 1820, 19,305; in 1830, 20,253; in 1840, 20,203; in 1850, 24,081. (Fanning's, 1853)

    Place Unit Type
    Containing Unit
    Name Type
    Bedford, VA City or Town
    Liberty, VA City or Town
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