Bedford is town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. It is a suburb of Manchester, NH - the largest city in the entire state. The town of Bedford is located along the Merrimack River. Besides the river, the largest body of water is Sebbins Pond. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Bedford, NH has a population of over 21,200.
In 1733, Bedford was established as "Narragansett, No. 5," also known as "Souhegan East." By 1750, the settlement was incorporated as Bedford. It received its name from Lord Russell, the Fourth Duke of Bedford. Lord Russell served as the Secretary of State for the Souther department from 1748 until 1751. Bedford, NH has grown quickly over the last decades, and population continues to grow each year.