Bedford is an independent city located within the confines of Bedford County in the U.S. state of Virginia. It serves as the county seat of Bedford County. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 6,299.
Bedford is home of the National D-Day Memorial (despite the "National" in its name, the memorial is owned by a non-governmental foundation). Bedford lost more residents per capita in the Normandy landings than any other American community. Nineteen soldiers from Bedford, whose 1944 population was about 3,200, were killed on D-Day. Two other Bedford soldiers died later in the Normandy campaign.
Bedford is the sister city of Trevier, France, which sent Bedford an exact replica of its own World War I statue, including the face damaged in World War II.` Bedford is also near Poplar Forest, the rural retreat of Thomas Jefferson.
Web Sites and Links
Bedford Area Chamber of CommercePromotes the prosperity and growth of the business community through activities which are mutually beneficial to the membership and residents of Bedford, Virginia.
Bedford Main Street, Inc.Preserving and revitalizing Historic Centertown Bedford. Information on special events, shopping, dining, bed & breakfasts, historic walking tour, Farmers Market, and business opportunities.
Camp Virginia JayceeLocated in Bedford, Virginia and offering a wide range of camping activities for children and adults with mental retardation, plus camping and retreat meeting facilities.
Hunting Creek Baptist Church in Big Island, VaHunting Creek Baptist Church is located in beautiful Big Island, Virginia.We offer a wide variety of Sunday School classes and worship opportunities, and would love to have you join us.
National D-Day Memorial FoundationNational memorial to the Allied forces who participated in the WWII invasion of France, June 6, 1944.
Peaks of OtterIncludes information on hiking and outdoor activities in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.