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Bedford in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

First Court House and Prison Built in 1774

 
 
First Court House and Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. First Court House and Prison Marker
Inscription.
This tablet marks the site
of the
First Court House
and
Prison Built in 1774
In the prison yard around which
was a high stone wall were
The Pillory and Whipping Post
used in those days for the
punishment of criminals

Prior to the erection of
this court house, the courts
were held in public inns

 
Erected by Bedford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution and the Sons of the American Revolution of Bedford County Pennsylvania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.061′ N, 78° 30.244′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Juliana Street and Penn Street, on the right when traveling south on Juliana Street. Click for map. Marker is between the Civil War memorial and the Lutheran Church on the northwest portion of the town square. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bedford County Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County (within shouting
First Court House and Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. First Court House and Prison Marker
Lutheran Church office in background.
distance of this marker); Bedford County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Squares (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Elm Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Bedford.
 
Categories. Colonial EraGovernmentNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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