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Bedford County, Tennessee

Bedford County, Tennessee Facts

When was Bedford County, TN Created?

Bedford County was founded on December 7, 1807 from Rutherford County.

What is the County Seat of Bedford County, TN?

The County Seat of government is located in Shelbyville also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Bedford County, TN?

Bordering counties are Rutherford County, Coffee County, Moore County, Lincoln County and Marshall County.

Bedford County Courthouse and Government Records

What genealogical records can I find in the Bedford County Courthouse?

Bedford County Courthouse

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Bedford county or in the Tennessee State Library & Archives. The dates indicated below are the first known records for each county. Bedford County Clerk

  • Address: 104 Northside Square, Shelbyville, TN 37160
  • Phone: 931-684-1921
  • Marriage Records: 1861
  • Probate Records: 1861
  • Bedford County Register of Deeds
    • Address: 108 North Side Square, Shelbyville, TN 37160
    • Phone: (931) 684-5719
    • Land & Deed Records: 1808
  • Bedford County Clerk of Circuit Court
    • Address: 1 Public Sq., Courthouse, Room 200, Shelbyville, TN 37160
    • Phone: 931-684-3223
    • Chancery Court Minutes: 1830
    • Circuit Court Minutes: 1840
    • County Court Minutes: 1848
  • Bedford County Property Assessor
    • Tax Records: 1812, 1814, 1836-1839, 1875-1900
    • Bedford County Health Department, 140 Dover Street , Shelbyville, TN 37160-2607 ; (931) 684-3426 , issues birth certificates and death certificates (deaths which occurred in that county within the past three years, and a few county health departments keep death records for longer periods of time)

    Where can find Bedford County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?

    Bedford County vital records can be found at the Tennessee Department of Health (VDH) Office of Vital Records which has copies for copies of birth certificates, marriage licenses and divorce decrees. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Tennessee for current fees and application process.

    Marriage license records are available from the county clerk who issued the marriage license. Court divorce orders may be obtained from the clerk of the court that granted the divorce.

    You can search online for Bedford County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Tennessee Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificates to mail.

    What Bedford County, TN census records are available?

    Federal Population Schedules for Bedford County can be found for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

    Bedford Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bedford Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Bedford Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

    What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Bedford County, TN?

    A list of Bedford County Historical and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

    Bedford County Genealogy Resources

    Where can I connect with other Bedford County, TN Researchers through message boards and forums?

    What other genealogical resources are available in Bedford County, TN?

    The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Bedford County. A majority of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some call for a payment. This is merely a collection which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to suggest your own most popular Bedford County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

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    Bedford Co. TN Census Records

    Bedford Co. TN Cemeteries & Church Records

    Bedford Co. TN Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

    Bedford Co. TN General and History Websites

    Bedford Co. TN Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

    Bedford Co. TN Military Records

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