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

Bedford County

 
 
Bedford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Bedford County Marker
Inscription.  Formed on March 9, 1771 from Cumberland County, it first embraced most of western Pennsylvania. Named for its county seat (formerly Raystown) incorporated 1795. In 1758, Fort Bedford was erected here, and Forbes Road - to become a major highway west - was built.
 
Erected 1981 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts or CastlesGovernment & PoliticsMilitarySettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Forbes Road, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists.
 
Location. 40° 1.035′ N, 78° 30.226′ 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. Marker is in front of the Bedford County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bedford County Courthouse (a few steps
Bedford County Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. Bedford County Marker
Looking north toward intersection of Juliana and Penn Streets
from this marker); The Squares (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Elm Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); First Court House and Prison Built in 1774 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  Bedford County website. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Bedford County Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
3. Bedford County Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 928 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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