Bedford County

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Bedford County is named for John Russell, who was the 4th Duke of Bedford.

 

Created:  February 27, 1752

County Seat: 

New London  1753 – 1792

Bedford          1792 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bedford

 

Location:  123 East Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1929 – 1930

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  C H Hinnant

Contractor:  Fred O Fuqua

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete Classical Revival style structure. The building faces south and was completed in 1930. The south front has a large portico with six Corinthian columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The massive triangular pediment has a unique design incorporating symbols of the local crops of corn and tobacco and the official crest of the fourth Duke of Bedford, John Russell. The center section of the building projects from the main building. On the roof is a high square clock tower with clock and open belfry at the top. The building was renovated in 1997 to 1998. The architect was Fauber Architects and the contractor was Blair Construction. The bell tower was renovated in 2014. The architect was Dominion 7 Architects and the contractor was Jamison-Lewis Construction.

 

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1833

 

County Administration – Bedford

 

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Location:  122 East Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1990 – 1991

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Fauber Architects of Forest

Contractor:  John W Daniels from Danville

 

Description:  The building faces north is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located across from the courthouse. The central section of the north front has a projecting center section with a recessed center section with glass panels. and pediment at the roof line. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Botetourt County, Rockbridge County and Amherst County

E – Lynchburg and Campbell County

S – Pittsylvania County

W – Franklin County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2013