Bedford in Bedford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford
May 30, 1925
Marks the site of Fort Bedford
One of the Frontier Forts built by the British in 1758
The stockade enclosing the fort contained about 7000 square yards of ground
It was the rendezvous and protection for early settlers in case of Indian uprisings
In 1758 General Forbes before starting to attack Fort Duquesne, reviewed his army numbering 7850 at Bedford
Colonel George Washington was here in command of the Virginia troops.
Erected 1925 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1800.
Location. 40° 1.136′ N, 78° 30.204′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is on East Pitt Street (U.S. 30) 0.1 miles east of Juniata Street, on the right when traveling east. Mounted 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. "King's House" (here, next to this marker); Espy House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); 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); Forbes Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
More about this marker. Although "Daughters of the American Revolution" is included in the inscription presented here, it is "D.A.R." which appears in its place on the actual marker.
Also see . . . Welcome to the Fort Bedford Museum!. (Submitted on October 8, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on February 13, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.