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A Historical Perspective

Bedford County was Established Dec.31, 1807. Tim and Helen Marsh work under State guidelines to preserve Bedford County Records. Some records are permanent and are preserved, while other records can be destroyed after a number of years. In March of 1863 Confederate soldiers made a fire to keep warm, but it spread to engulf the old courthouse and destroy most of the records. The archives room in the Courthouse was opened to the public in 1998.


The following books and papers can be found here:


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Books

  • Chancery Court Records 1830-1900
  • Guardian Settlements 1886-1892
  • Inventory 1863-1969
  • County Court Minute Books 1848-1898
  • Tax Books 1931-1941
  • Administrators Settlement 1861-1910
  • Circuit Court Books 1840-1970

Papers

  • Marriage & Bonds 1853-1970
  • Births & Deaths 1908-1912
  • Death Certificates 1835-1924
  • Final Settlements A thru Z
  • Legitimations & Birth Certificates 5 drawers
  • Marriages 1853-1979
  • Wills 1847-1981
  • Deaths 1931
  • Births 1930’s

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