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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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Sons of the American Revolution series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1774.
 
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. Marker is between the Civil
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.
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War memorial and the Lutheran Church on the northwest portion of the town square. 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 Civil War Monument (a few steps from this marker); Forbes Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County (within shouting 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); 250th Anniversary of the Survey of the Town of Bedford by John Lukens (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,019 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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