The New Student's Reference Work/Bedford, Indiana
Bedford, Indiana, is the county seat of Lawrence County, on the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern, Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville and Evansville & Richmond railways, 75 miles northwest of Louisville. It has valuable quarries near by, chiefly of a fine, durable oölitic limestone, much in request for building purposes. Its other industries include veneering mills and lumber factories, besides railway shops, etc. It is the seat of Bedford Male and Female College, an academy and other schools. Population, 8,716.