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

Rural Electrification

 
 
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2012
1. Rural Electrification Marker
Inscription.  In 1936 seventy-five percent of Pennsylvania farms had no electric service. During the next five years, with Federal support, 14 consumer-owned cooperatives were formed in this State. Bedford Rural Electric Cooperative, which serves members in Bedford, Fulton and Somerset counties, was incorporated on June 2, 1939.
 
Erected 1989 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 1.023′ N, 78° 29.079′ W. Marker is in Bedford Township, Pennsylvania, in Bedford County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pitt Street and Clark Building Road, on the right when traveling east on East Pitt 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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bedford Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fraser Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anderson House
Rural Electrification Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, February 15, 2012
2. Rural Electrification Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Espy House (approx. one mile away); George Washington (approx. one mile away); The Elm Tree Memorial (approx. one mile away); "King's House" (approx. one mile away); Bedford County Veterans Memorial (approx. one mile away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 390 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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