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

The Squares

 
 
The Squares Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. The Squares Marker
Inscription.  Set aside, at the time of Manor survey in 1761, by the family of William Penn, as property of the town of Bedford.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.038′ N, 78° 30.217′ 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 north on 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. Bedford County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County (a few steps from this marker); The Elm Tree Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bedford County Courthouse
The Squares Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. The Squares Marker
Civil War Monument across street.
(a few steps from this marker); Bedford County Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Russell House (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.
 
Bedford Boroughs "Public Squares" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
3. Bedford Boroughs "Public Squares" Marker
Located across street from The Squares marker, on Penn Street, next to courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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