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

Bedford Springs

 
 
Bedford Springs Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Bedford Springs Marker
Inscription.  Medicinal values of these springs discovered about 1796. It soon became a leading resort visited by numerous notables. James Buchanan used the Springs as his summer White House while President.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #15 James Buchanan, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1796.
 
Location. 39° 59.78′ N, 78° 30.408′ W. Marker is near Bedford Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 220, on the right when traveling south. Marker is near the entrance of the Bedford Springs resort. 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bedford Springs Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); SW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Bedford Springs Resort and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. Bedford Springs Resort and Marker
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(approx. 1.3 miles away); This Tablet Erected (approx. 1.4 miles away); Presbyterian Burial Ground Patent (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lieut. Col. Levin Powell (approx. 1.4 miles away); Russell House (approx. 1.4 miles away); 250th Anniversary of the Survey of the Town of Bedford by John Lukens (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bedford County Courthouse (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Bedford Springs Resort website. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Bedford Springs - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 779 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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