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Bedford

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Bedford is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 13,074 at the 2010 census. It is an eastern suburb of Cleveland.GeographyBedford is located at.According to the 2010 census, the city has a total area of, of which (or 99.07%) is land and (or 0.93%) is water.HistoryBedford began as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve in 1797 and was surveyed Seth Pease and Amzi Atwater, under the direction of Moses Cleaveland. The area was originally marked as Lot 46 of the Western Reserve Survey and after the survey it was labeled as Range II Township 6 which would eventually become Bedford Township.The area attracted many enterprising settlers as it had both an abundance of hardwood forests and Tinkers Creek, which had waterfalls that were conducive for building mills. The first settlers to the area started to arrive in 1813.In 1816, the Taylor Chair Company was created by Benjamin Franklin Fitch along the banks of Tinkers Creek. The original workshop site was located at the corners of Libby Rd and Warrensville-Center Rd in Bedford, Oh. The company is still in existence today and is considered to be the longest running, single family owned company in the US.Bedford Township was officially founded in 1823 and Township 6 was renamed Bedford Township by Daniel Benedict, originally a native of Bedford, New York.
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Popular things to do in Bedford

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Park
Tinkers Creek Viaduct Park
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Duration: 2 hours

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National Park
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Brecksville
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Duration: 8 hours
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Duration: 30 minutes

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