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

"King's House"

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. "King's House" Marker
Inscription.  A log structure, built prior to 1761, stood on this site. Known, also, as the Commandants House; later as “Rising Sun Inn.” Occupied by British officers until close of French and Indian War. Destroyed by fire, Dec. 14, 1885.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceWar, French and Indian. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1758.
 
Location. 40° 1.137′ N, 78° 30.201′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pitt Street (Business U.S. 30), on the left when traveling west. Marker is 100 feet east of Juliana Street. 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. This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (here, next to this marker); Espy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker);
"King's House" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. "King's House" Marker
Looking west toward Juliana Street intersection.
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Forbes Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Bedford (about 400 feet away); Grist Millstone (about 400 feet away); Fraser Tavern (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Additional keywords. Lincoln Highway.
 
 
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 1,195 times since then and 52 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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