Introduction to Bedford, Indiana
Bedford was founded as a town in 1825 and went on to become the county seat of Lawrence County. Palestine, which was 4 miles to the south of Bedford, was the original county seat. Local businessman Joseph Rawlins played an influential role in the naming of Bedford as the new county seat. It was incorporated as a city in 1889.
Bedford and nearby Attractions
- Bluespring Caverns
- Spring Mill State Park
- Hoosier National Forest
- West Baden Springs Hotel
- Otis Park Golf Club
- Wilson Park
Things To Do In Bedford
There are many interesting places near Bedford. The Bluespring caverns is a system of caves that stretches for over 21 miles, they are a popular tourist destination for people across the country. A subterranean river runs through the caves, and visitors are offered hour long boat rides through the caverns from April to October. The Spring Mill State Park, which is spread over 1,319 acres, also has several caves and other attractions like a recreation of an early village.
Monroe County Airport is the nearest major airport.
Bedford Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Indiana University, Depauw University and Ivy Tech State College.