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

Espy House

 
 
Espy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
1. Espy House Marker
Inscription.  Built about 1771. It was the headquarters of George Washington in October, 1794, when he came to Bedford to review troops assembled here to quell Whiskey Rebellion in western part of the State.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Bedford Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, the George Washington Slept Here, the National Historic Landmarks, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Whiskey Rebellion series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1794.
 
Location. 40° 1.147′ N, 78° 30.176′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on Pitt Street (Business U.S. 30) 0 miles west of Richard Street (Pennsylvania Route 220), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 East Pitt Street, Bedford PA 15522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
2. National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places Markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. George Washington (here, next to this marker); "King's House" (within shouting distance of this marker); This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford (within shouting distance of this marker); Anderson House (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fraser Tavern (about 400 feet away); George Washington Mural (about 400 feet away); Fort Bedford (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Regarding Espy House. Espy House was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 1983.
 
Also see . . .  Espy House - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 13, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Additional keywords. Lincoln Highway
 
Espy House and Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 29, 2008
3. Espy House and Markers
Espy House Marker image. Click for full size.
Courtesy National Park Service, 1972
4. Espy House Marker
Additional Espy House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, June 30, 2021
5. Additional Espy House Marker
Located on the east side of the building.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,210 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 1, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 3, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   5. submitted on June 30, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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