City of Bedford, Indiana

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Welcome! The City of Bedford is home to around 14,000 people. With our excellent schools, outstanding shopping, cultural amenities and small town atmosphere, Bedford truly is a great place to call home.

Bedford is known as the "Limestone Capital of the World", and rightly so. Bedford Limestone is world renowned, favored by architects because of its beauty and durability. Bedford Limestone is found in many of the principal buildings of the world, including the Pentagon, the Empire State Building and the National Cathedral.

Bedford is about 70 miles equidistant from Indianapolis and Louisville, and 18 miles south of Bloomington, the home of Indiana University.

Bedford features a broad-based economy. Major employers are GM Powertrain, Indiana Limestone, Manchester Tank, and Stone City Products. In addition, Bedford is a major regional health services center, with two hospitals providing comprehensive medical services. Bedford's cultural and educational offerings have also kept pace with our growing economy, making Bedford a great place to call home!

We have wonderful surrounding educational facilities and learning programs.

Vocational Colleges/Schools:

North Lawrence Vocational School is located east of Bedford on State Road 58. It accommodates 600 students with 14 programs and is the headquarters of Indiana Laborers Training Institute (approved vocational school. South Central Indiana Education Alliance partnering with Indiana University, Indiana State University, Ivy Tech State College, and Purdue University.

Educational Facilities: - Click Here for detailed school information

Nine Kindergartens  - 423 students
Ten public elementary schools (grades 1-5)  - 2,445 students
One parochial school (Pre-school-8)  - 196 students
Three junior high schools (grades 6-8) - 785 students
One high school (grades 9-12 consolidated) - 1,451 students
Thirty four special education classes - 48 students


Oakland City University Bedford, Indiana
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University Bloomington, Indiana
Indiana University Southeast New Albany, Indiana
University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky
Vincennes University Vincennes, Indiana

We hope you enjoy your visit!
Mayor Sam Craig