Bedford is an independent city of Bedford County. It is also the County seat of Bedford. With a total area of about 18 sq. kms., the city of Bedford is located at an elevated height of about 1005 ft. above the ground level. Some of the principal employers of the area are the Memorial hospital of Bedford, County Public Schools, Cintas, Bedford Weaving, and many others. There are some historical buildings and museums in the town which are listed in the National Register of Historical Places. Many of the locals are also involved with tourism and related trade and service industries in the area.