Bedford Township is a civil township of Monroe County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Bedford Township was organized in 1836. The 2016 population was estimated at 30,934, making it Toledo's 2nd largest suburb behind Sylvania Township. The unincorporated communities of Temperance, Lambertville and Samaria are located within the township. The township is directly north of Toledo, Ohio, sharing its entire southern boundary with the northern boundary of Toledo. Bedford Township also has strong cultural ties to the Metro Detroit area and Monroe, Michigan.