Introduction to Bedford, New Hampshire
Bedford was first established as Narragansett Number 5 in 1730. In 1750 its name was changed to Bedford. The town was named in honor of the fourth Duke of Bedford, Lord John Russel. He was also the Secretary of State for the Southern Department from 1748 to 1751. Robert and James Walker III were the first European settlers in Bedford.
Bedford and nearby Attractions
- New Hampshire Historical Society
- Franco - American Center
- Sandown Historical Society Museum
- Henniker Historical Society Museum
- Miller State Park
- Greenfield State Park
Things To Do In Bedford
Bedford Presbyterian Church and Bedford Community Church are the local churches. Museums like the Sandown Historical Society Museum, the Millyard Museum and the Henniker Historical Society Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Greenfield State Park, Silver Lake State Park and Miller State Park provide ample opportunities for recreation.
Manchester Airport is nearby.
Bedford Higher Education
The educational institutions providing higher education are New Hampshire College, Fitchburg State College, Middlesex Community College and the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.