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

Espy House

 
 
Espy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Espy House Marker
Inscription. Built about 1771. It was the headquarters of George Washington in October, 1794, when he came to Bedford to review troops assembled here to quell Whiskey Rebellion in western part of the State.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Bedford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the National Historic Landmarks, and the Whiskey Rebellion marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.147′ N, 78° 30.176′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pitt Street (Business U.S. 30) 0 miles west of Richard Street (Pennsylvania Route 220), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 East Pitt Street, Bedford PA 15522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington (here, next to this marker); "King's House" (within shouting distance of this marker); This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Road
National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places Markers
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fraser Tavern (about 400 feet away); Grist Millstone (about 400 feet away); First Court House and Prison Built in 1774 (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Bedford.
 
Regarding Espy House. Espy House was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1983.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Espy House in Bedford, PA. (Submitted on December 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. National Register of Historic Places entry form. (Submitted on December 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
3. Espy House - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. Lincoln Highway
 
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Espy House and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
3. Espy House and Markers
Espy House Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy National Park Service, 1972
4. Espy House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 995 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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