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Bedford County

Formation Date: 1753
Formed From: Lunenburg County. Part of Albemarle was added in 1754 and part of Lunenburg was added later

Image depicting location of Bedford County
Bedford County was probably named for John Russell, fourth duke of Bedford, who, as secretary for state for the southern department from 1748 to 1751, had general supervision of colonial affairs. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1753. Parts of Albemarle County were added in 1754, and an additional part of Lunenburg County was added later. Its area is 746 square miles, and the county seat is Bedford. According to the 2000 census, its population is 60,371.

Original Records at The Library of Virginia: Yes