Introduction to Bedford, Ohio
Bedford, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 9 miles E of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 11 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is included in the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 14,214 people lived in Bedford.
The Bedford Township was founded in 1797. It was initially part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. The community derived its name from the city of Bedford in New York. In 1837, the Village of Bedford was established. The late 1800s saw the development of the railroad network in this area. Among the notable personalities belonging to Bedford are Academy award winning actress Halle Berry and baseball hall of fame inductee Elmer Flick.
Bedford and nearby Attractions
- James A. Garfield National Historic Site
- Bedford Branch Library
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
- Bedford Christian Church
- Willis Picnic Area
Things To Do In Bedford
Visitors interested in learning more about the historical and cultural heritage of Bedford can take a trip to Bedford City Hall and Bedford Branch Library. Also nearby are the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, which was once home of the 20th President of the United States, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ukrainian Museum-Archives, and the Western Reserve Historical Society Museum. The Willis Picnic Area and the Meadow Brook Market Square Shopping Center are other popular tourist haunts in Bedford.
Cuyahoga County-Airport provides air transportation facilities to residents of Bedford.
Bedford Higher Education
Higher educational opportunities are offered by John Carroll University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Cuyahoga Community College District, and Baldwin-Wallace College.