Bedford County

Bedford County Map

This map is intended for general geographical understanding. It does not provide the specific
locations of the farms in order to protect the owners’ privacy. Map Courtesy of Carole Swann, Tennessee Department of Agriculture.

Bedford County was established in 1807 from land taken from Rutherford County and is located in the southern outskirts of the Central Basin of Tennessee. Shelbyville, the county seat, was established in 1810 and was ideally suited as a trading center, with fords on the southern and eastern ends of the town. In 1852, the commercial value of the town increased with the construction of the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. In the early twentieth century, Shelbyville became a thriving industrial center with the Shelbyville Mills, a textile factory, and the Musgrave Pencil Company manufacturers. In addition, the worldwide popular Tennessee Walking Horse Celebration takes place in Shelbyville. For more information on Bedford County, please go to the Tennessee Encyclopedia of History & Culture website.

Farm NameCountyDate FoundedSpecial Recognition
Dement Home Place Bedford 1897
Elrie Brinkley Farm Bedford 1902
Farrar Farm Bedford 1851
Fox Run Farm Bedford 1890
Garrondale Farm Bedford 1820
Hawkins Farm Bedford 1896
Hillview Acres Bedford 1857
J.C. Leming Farm Bedford 1900
Joe Tom Walker Farm Bedford 1879
Joe Tom Walker Farm Bedford 1879