Bedford, Texas

Befford is located in northeast Tarrant County and was settled in the late 1840s. Milton Moore of North Carolina established a community between Fort Worth and Grapevine. Weldon Bobo came to the area and built a general store and gristmill to serve area farmers in the 1870s. Bobo and a group of farmers agreed to name the community Bedford, after the county in Tennessee from which many of them had come. The community grew and was also the home of Bedford College, founded in 1882. The combination high school-junior college survived until fire gutted the building in 1893.

In the early 1900s, the Dallas-Fort Worth Interurban rail line built south of the Trinity River to other nearby communities. In 1903 the Rock Island Railroad bypassed the city. Growth halted until the construction of nearby military bases and defense plants during World War II. Like most cities in the Metroplex, growth continues to parallel those of other cities in the giant suburban area.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Old Bedford School

This beautifully restored 1915 vintage schoolhouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and features a visitors center, a gallery with changing exhibits and an authentically furnished 1915 classroom. The site also has a 149-seat auditorium for 25 performances each year.

Bedford, TX Historic Schoolhouses

Things to do near Bedford, TX

Site of First Home in Cameron

An historical marker marks the boyhood home of L. S. "Sul" Ross (1838-1898) Texas Governor from 1887 to 1891. L. S. Ross who ...

Blue Bell Creameries Tours

Founded in 1907 as the Brenham Creamery Co., the name was changed to Blue Bell in 1930 after a wildflower that grows in the a...

Grand Prairie Municipal Golf Course -Red/White

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...

Magnolia House

Known as the Magnolia House and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this fully restored Victorian hous...