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Bedford County Tennessee Genealogy and History

County Seat: Shelbyville

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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.

Cities and Towns

City: Shelbyville (county seat).

Towns: Bell Buckle, Normandy, Wartrace.

Census-designated place: Unionville.

Unincorporated communities: Branchville, Bugscuffe, Center Grove, Cortner's Station, Fairfield, Fall Creek, Flat Creek, Haley's Station, Hawthorne, Mount Harmond, Palmetto, Pleasant Grove, Poplin's Crossroads, Raus, Richmond, Roseville, Rover, Wheel.

Bedford County Genealogy Records

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Church Records Cities & Towns County Records
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School Records Vital Records Wills/Probate Records

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