Introduction to Bedford, Texas
Bedford, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles E of North Richland Hills, Texas and 7 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is included in the Fort Worth- Arlington metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 47,152 people lived in Bedford.
The first white settlers arrived in the present day city of Bedford in the 1850s. The first school in the settlement area was built in 1862. In the year 1877, a post office was opened in the region and the community was named Bedford. The town of Bedford was incorporated in 1953. At that time, Bedford's population was just 475.
Bedford and nearby Attractions
- Trinity Arts Guild
- Boys Ranch Park
- Central Park
- Bedford Parks & Recreation
- Central Baptist Church of Bedford
- Woodland Heights Baptist Church
Things To Do In Bedford
The city has several parks that are the ideal spots for a leisurely walk, sports and picnics. Many of the city's parks include a pool, or a lake where people can enjoy fishing.
Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.
Bedford Higher Education
Students seeking higher education in Bedford can enroll at The University of Texas at Arlington or Texas Christian University.