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

Bedford Village

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Bedford Village Marker
Inscription.  Settled about 1750, known then as Raystown. Site of an early trading post and Fort Bedford, 1758. Base for Forbes, Bouquet expeditions. In 1794 Washington here reviewed forces in Whiskey Rebellion.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1750.
 
Location. 40° 1.383′ N, 78° 31.037′ W. Marker is in Bedford Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of Pitt Street (Business U.S. 30) and Telegraph Road, on the left when traveling west on Pitt Street. Marker is next to The Coffee Pot, next to the Bedford Fairgrounds. 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. The Coffee Pot (a few steps from this
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. Bedford Village Marker
The Coffee Pot in background.
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marker); NW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford (approx. 0.6 miles away); SW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford (approx. 0.7 miles away); Fort Bedford (approx. ¾ mile away); Grist Millstone (approx. ¾ mile away); Forbes Road (approx. ¾ mile away); This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford Village (approx. 0.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Whiskey Rebellion. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Lincoln Highway
 
 
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 1,047 times since then and 22 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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