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Bedford County, Tennessee

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  • Richard Allen Cunningham (c.1785 - 1847)
  • Jerrald Burrow (1739 - 1820)
    Reference: WikiTree Genealogy - SmartCopy : Jul 19 2020, 1:21:52 UTC === GEDCOM Source ===@R-2144817076@ Public Member Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, I...
  • William Jarrell Burrow (c.1765 - 1819)
    Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy : Jul 18 2020, 21:14:27 UTC William Jarrel Burrow. was born in about 1765. He was the son of John Jerrald Burrow and Eleanor Cain. He married Polly Burrow...
  • James D Burrow (c.1811 - 1895)
    Residence : 1850 - Bedford county, Bedford, Tennessee, USA** Reference: 1850 United States Federal Census - SmartCopy : Jul 19 2020, 1:32:11 UTC
  • Freeman Jarrell Burrow, Cherokee (c.1834 - 1907)
    GEDCOM Source ===@R-2144817076@ 1870 United States Federal Census Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the Uni...

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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 in two. The new county was named after American Revolutionary War officer and large landowner in the area, Thomas Bedford.

Once the state's largest and most populous county, Bedford County's size (in terms of area) has been steadily reduced since 1809 to form Coffee County, Moore County, Lincoln County, and Marshall County.

The county was pro-Confederate during the Civil War, but Shelbyville was mostly loyal to the Union.

Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was born in 1821 in Chapel Hill (now in Marshall County) and has no connection to naming of Bedford County. It was named after the Revolutionary War officer Thomas Bedford.

Texas pioneer William Whitaker Reed was born in Bedford County in 1816.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bell Buckle
  • Branchville
  • Center Grove
  • Cortner's Station
  • Fairfield
  • Fall Creek
  • Flat Creek
  • Haley's Station
  • Hawthorne
  • Mount Hammond
  • Normandy
  • Palmetto
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Poplin's Crossroads
  • Richmond
  • Roseville
  • Rover
  • Shelbyville (County Seat)
  • Unionville
  • Wartrace



The Old Bedford County Jail

Genealogy Trails

The Gov. Prentice Cooper House

The Winston Evans House

The Erwin J. Frierson House

Grassland Farm

Jenkins Lutheran Church & Cemetery

The Absalom Lowe Landis House

River Side Farmhouse

The Walking Horse Hotel