Bedford

Bedford

Bedford, located adjacent to Lexington and Concord, shares an important place in Revolutionary War History and the events of April 19, 1775. Minutemen gathered at the historic Fitch Tavern in Bedford before proceeding to battle in Concord. The original Bedford flag, currently housed in the Bedford public library, is the oldest known flag in the United States and was carried in the famous battle at the North Bridge in Concord. Bedford's town center is home to an attractive historic district with well-preserved colonial houses, a town common, as well as a vibrant commercial district with many shops and restaurants. In April, each year in Wilson Park, Minutemen from around the region re-enact the "Pole Capping", a practice from Colonial America showing dissatisfaction with the English government. Celebrating the railroad history of the Area, Bedford's historic Depot Park at the terminus of the popular Minuteman Bikeway features a restored vintage passenger car, and a preserved Railroad Station and Freight House.

Transportation
Highways
: I-95 (also known as MA-128), MA 4/225, US-3 and MA-62
Bus: 62 and 62/76 lines, MBTA bus service
Airport: Hanscom Field (IATA: BED, ICAO: KBED)

Schools and Education
Integrated Preschool Program of Bedford
Lt. Eleazer Davis Elementary (K-2)
Lt. Job Lane Elementary (3-5)
John Glenn Middle School (6-8)
Bedford High School
Shawsheen Valley Technical High School (Billerica)

Additional Info
Town Hall: 781-275-0083
Fire Department: 781-275-7262
Police Department: 781-275-1212
Town Website: www.bedfordma.gov

Incorporated in: 1729
Population: 13,320
Total Area: 13.87 sq. miles
Land Area: 13.74 sq. miles
Density: 946 per sq. mile
Median Household Income: $87,962.00
Median Household Size: 2.6