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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bedford, Pennsylvania

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Bedford is in Bedford County
    Bedford County (90)
    Blair County (98)
    Cambria County (83)
    Fulton County (22)
    Huntingdon County (82)
    Somerset County (79)
    Allegany County, Maryland (266)
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1Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — "King's House"
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.Map (db m14004) HM
2Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — 250th Anniversary of the Survey of the Town of Bedford by John Lukens
This Plaque Commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the Survey of the Town of Bedford by John Lukens John Lukens was directed to survey and lay out a town by Lt. Gov. John Penn on 05 May 1766. Lukens laid out 200 lots between 04 June and 14 June . . . Map (db m176293) HM
3Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Anderson House
Built in 1815. East room housed the first bank in Bedford, known as the Allegheny Bank of Pennsylvania, from 1815 to 1832. Original vault can still be seen. Since 1924, used as public library and community center.Map (db m13986) HM
4Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Bedford County
Formed on March 9, 1771 from Cumberland County, it first embraced most of western Pennsylvania. Named for its county seat (formerly Raystown) incorporated 1795. In 1758, Fort Bedford was erected here, and Forbes Road - to become a major highway west . . . Map (db m13990) HM
5Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Bedford County Civil War Monument
(Front):To all her sons who volunteered to defend and perpetuate the government of these United States, Bedford County dedicates this monument July 4, A.D. 1890 Erected in part by the children of the Common Schools of Bedford County . . . Map (db m14002) HM
6Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Bedford County Courthouse
This courthouse was built in the year 1828 by Solomon Filler. The year following it was used for court and office purposes.Map (db m14001) HM
7Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Bedford County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget We honor all veterans of Bedford CountyMap (db m14007) WM
8Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Bedford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial
In honor of the men and women of Bedford County who answered the call We remember these who lost their lives in service to their country Darrell Zane Magruder • Donald Clair Wyles • Charles E Sivits • Irvin Grant Weyand • Rodney . . . Map (db m14008) WM
9Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Bedford Village
Settled about 1750, known then as Raystown. Site of an early trade post and Fort Bedford, 1758. Base for Forbes, Bouquet expeditions. In 1794 Washington here reviewed forces in Whiskey Rebellion.Map (db m52662) HM
10Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Espy House
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.Map (db m14015) HM
11Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — First Court House and Prison Built in 1774
This tablet marks the site of the First Court House and Prison Built in 1774 in the prison yard around which was a high stone wall were The Pillory and Whipping Post used in those days for the punishment of criminals. Prior to the . . . Map (db m14000) HM
12Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Forbes Road — 1758 — Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne-Fort Bedford-Raystown —
Depot of supplies assembling place of an army of nearly eight thousand men and the starting point of General John Forbes' Expedition for the possession of Fort Duquesne. The road leads Westward to the Forks.Map (db m52666) HM
13Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Forbes Trail — Through So Many Dangers
Philadelphia • Carlisle • Bedford • Ligonier • Pittsburgh In 1758, at the height of the French & Indian War, British General John Forbes and his troops took on a daunting task: to carve a trail, over 300 miles long, through the Pennsylvania . . . Map (db m177005) HM
14Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Fort Bedford
First known as Raystown and built during the summer of 1758 by the forces of Col. Henry Bouquet, the fort was the rendezvous from which the expedition of Gen. Forbes advanced to occupy Fort Duquesne (Pittsburgh). Museum stands on the original site.Map (db m114321) HM
15Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Fraser Tavern
Site of lots on which John Fraser and his wife established an inn and trading post in 1758. Fraser had been a guide and interpreter for Colonel Washington. The inn provided meals for army officers at Fort Raystown (Bedford).Map (db m166918) HM
16Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — George Washington
“First in war - first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.” This tablet marks the building used by President George Washington as his headquarters October 19 and 20, 1794, when he was in Bedford, in charge of the United . . . Map (db m14089) HM
17Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — George Washington Mural
In 1758 Colonel George Washington led the Virginia troops to Fort Raystown in Central Pennsylvania. Under the direction of Brigadier General Forbes, British and Provincial troops had been ordered to cut a road 200 miles west and capture the . . . Map (db m177139) HM
18Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Grist Millstone — 1774
This millstone, which dates prior to the American Revolution, came from Dutch Corner in Bedford County. Jim Karns found it in 1985 while doing construction work near Imlertown. The mill from which it came is unknown. This stone, which weighs about . . . Map (db m91117) HM
19Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Korea Memorial — 1950 • 1953
Korean War Killed During The War Donald L. Bishop 1 Aug 1950 • John W. Nearhood 8 Aug 1950 • George Way 8 Sep 1950 • Harold W. Dorsey Dec 1950 • Joseph G. Boyer 1 Jan 1951 • Lemuel R. Bowser 22 Feb 1951 • Benjamin F. Smith 22 Feb . . . Map (db m178853) WM
20Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Lieut. Col. Levin Powell — Revolutionary Soldier
Raised and equipped the 16th regiment of Virginia Continentals. Fought at White Marsh Plains 1777 Valley Forge Campaign 1775 1783Map (db m177115) HM
21Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — NE Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177366) HM
22Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — NW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177361) HM
23Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Presbyterian Burial Ground Patent
(Statement): A full transcript of the original Presbyterian Burial Ground Patent is available to all those interested from the Memorial Park Conservancy In June, 1766, in pursuance of an order from his Honour the Governor John Penn, Surveyor . . . Map (db m176390) HM
24Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Russell House
This house, built in 1816 by the Hon. James Russell, first burgess of Bedford, is considered a fine example of Georgian style of the Post- Colonial period.Map (db m145062) HM
25Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — Saint Thomas, Apostle
1st Roman Catholic Church Bedford, PA. Subscribed: Feb 2, 1816 Completed: 1817 Abandoned: 1833 Restored: October 1958Map (db m176246) HM
26Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — SE Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177364) HM
27Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — SW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177363) HM
28Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — The Elm Tree Memorial
The Elm Tree which this tablet marks was planted in memory of those Patriots of the Borough of Bedford who gave their lives for the cause of freedom in the Great World War. Corporal Howard Pardoe Booty, Co. L. 112th U.S. Infantry, 28th . . . Map (db m14011) WM
29Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — The Squares
Set aside, at the time of Manor survey in 1761, by the family of William Penn, as property of the town of Bedford.Map (db m14005) HM
30Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — This Tablet Erected
In Memory of those Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in this cemetery Col. Hugh Barclay · Col. Charles Cessna · Col. Samuel Davidson · Col. Levin Powell · Henry Armstrong · George Funk · Bert Gibson · Frederick Hill · Joseph . . . Map (db m176783) WM
31Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — This Tablet Marks The Site of Fort Bedford
This tablet erected by Bedford Penn'a Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution 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 . . . Map (db m166796) HM
32Pennsylvania (Bedford County), Bedford — World War II Memorial — December 7, 1941 • September 2, 1945
(List of Names) See belowMap (db m177940) WM
Sep. 19, 2021