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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bedford, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Bedford County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bedford County, PA (95) Blair County, PA (119) Cambria County, PA (93) Fulton County, PA (47) Huntingdon County, PA (85) Somerset County, PA (163) Allegany County, MD (294)  BedfordCounty(95) Bedford County (95)  BlairCounty(119) Blair County (119)  CambriaCounty(93) Cambria County (93)  FultonCounty(47) Fulton County (47)  HuntingdonCounty(85) Huntingdon County (85)  SomersetCounty(163) Somerset County (163)  AlleganyCountyMaryland(294) Allegany County (294)
Bedford is the county seat for Bedford County
Bedford is in Bedford County
      Bedford County (95)  
ADJACENT TO BEDFORD COUNTY
      Blair County (119)  
      Cambria County (93)  
      Fulton County (47)  
      Huntingdon County (85)  
      Somerset County (163)  
      Allegany County, Maryland (294)  
 
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1 Pennsylvania, 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
2 Pennsylvania, 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
3 Pennsylvania, 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
4 Pennsylvania, 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 . . . Map (db m13990) HM
5 Pennsylvania, 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
6 Pennsylvania, 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
7 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Bedford County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget We honor all veterans of Bedford CountyMap (db m14007) WM
8 Pennsylvania, 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
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9 Pennsylvania, 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
10 Pennsylvania, 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
11 Pennsylvania, 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
12 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Forbes Road1758 — 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
13 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Forbes TrailThrough 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
14 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Fort Bedford
. . . Map (db m114321) HM
15 Pennsylvania, 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
16 Pennsylvania, 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
17 Pennsylvania, 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
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18 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Grist Millstone1774
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
19 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Korea Memorial1950 • 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
20 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — Lieut. Col. Levin PowellRevolutionary Soldier
Raised and equipped the 16th regiment of Virginia Continentals. Fought at White Marsh Plains 1777 Valley Forge Campaign 1775 1783Map (db m177115) HM
21 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — NE Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177366) HM
22 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — NW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177361) HM
23 Pennsylvania, 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, . . . Map (db m176390) HM
24 Pennsylvania, 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
25 Pennsylvania, 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
26 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — SE Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177364) HM
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27 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — SW Boundary Original Survey of Bedford
Made by John Lukens, S.G. May - June, 1766Map (db m177363) HM
28 Pennsylvania, 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
29 Pennsylvania, 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
30 Pennsylvania, 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
31 Pennsylvania, 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 . . . Map (db m166796) HM
32 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford — World War II MemorialDecember 7, 1941 • September 2, 1945
(List of Names) See belowMap (db m177940) WM
33 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Bedford County and Fulton County Veterans Memorial
[Honor Roll of Veterans] Allen D. Oster • Donald Geisler • Arthur P. Hartle Wm. C. Shipe, Jr. • Warren E. Sams • John E. Thomas Jack H. Pepple • Joseph Courdriet • Earl Weight Lester R. Cussins • Milton P. Boore • Chauncey . . . Map (db m180181) HM
34 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Bedford Springs
Medicinal values of these springs discovered about 1796. It soon became a leading resort visited by numerous notables. James Buchanan used the Springs as his summer White House while President.Map (db m202853) HM
35 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Bedford Springs Historic District
The Bedford Springs Historic District consists of a mineral springs resort established c.1806 by Dr. John Anderson. The district's oldest extant buildings are the stone Nawgel's Mill, c.1796, and the log Miller's House, c.1800. In 1804, Nawgel . . . Map (db m202855) HM
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36 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Bedford Village
Settled about 1750, known then as Raystown. Site of an early trading post and Fort Bedford, 1758. Base for Forbes, Bouquet expeditions. In 1794 Washington here reviewed forces in Whiskey Rebellion.Map (db m13995) HM
37 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — 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 m82781) HM
38 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Black Spring1796
Generating pristine water for centuries, The Black Spring is named for the Black family who lived on the land over 200 years ago. Producing over 600,000 gallons of water per day, it supplies nearby Red Oak Lake as well as potable water used to . . . Map (db m224848) HM
39 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Gold Star Mothers of Bedford CountyIn Memory Of
[Title is text]Map (db m180179) WM
40 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Iron Spring & Wedding Grotto1796
The Iron Spring, which also has been called Fletcher's Spring or the Upper Spring issues forth copiously from a fissure in limestone outcroppings on the upper part of Shober's Run. This highly mineralized water is similar to the nearby Mineral . . . Map (db m224849) HM
41 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Original Turnpike Road Construction
Modern road construction methods have evolved utilizing multiple sub grade & substrate layers of compacted earth, crushed stone, concrete, asphalt and can measure up to 36" in depth creating a stable smooth driving surface. Construction of the . . . Map (db m116487) HM
42 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Pennsylvania Turnpike
This is one of the original service plazas for the nation's first long-distance superhighway. On October 1, 1940, the Turnpike opened, stretching 160 miles from Irwin to Carlisle. The Turnpike Commission had been created in 1937; construction . . . Map (db m8188) HM
43 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Pennsylvania Turnpike
This is one of the original service plazas for the nation's first long-distance superhighway. On October 1, 1940, the Turnpike opened, stretching 160 miles from Irwin to Carlisle. The Turnpike Commission had been created in 1937; construction . . . Map (db m8816) HM
44 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — Rural Electrification
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 . . . Map (db m52665) HM
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45 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — The Coffee Pot
The increased number of automobiles during the Lincoln Highway era (1912-1940) led to the development of programmatic architecture. Proprietors took daring approaches to appeal to the new motoring public. All across the country, oversized . . . Map (db m13998) HM
46 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Bedford Township — The Lincoln Highway Meets the Superhighway Reported permanently removed
Nearly three centuries of transportation history can be found in Pennsylvania: native American paths to wagon trails, early canals and railroads, the Forbes and Burd Roads, and a string of ten other turnpikes. However, none were more important in . . . Map (db m166856) HM
47 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Cumberland Valley Township — Camp Mason & Dixon
From June 27-July 8, 1861 a newly formed brigade of 1,500 Union troops under Chas. J. Biddle consisting of the 5th and 13th (Bucktail Regiment) PA Reserves, and 1st PA Res. Artillery, encamped here while enroute to relieve Col. Lew Wallace’s 11th . . . Map (db m91126) WM
48 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Cumberland Valley Township — Forbes RoadWashington & Bouquet Meeting
Near this site on July 30, 1758, Cols. Bouquet and Washington discussed proposed routes by which Gen. Forbes’ army would attack French Ft. Duquesne. Bouquet preferred the route due west from Bedford, while Washington advocated Braddock’s 1755 road . . . Map (db m84287) HM
49 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Cumberland Valley Township — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United StatesMap (db m91128) HM
50 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Cumberland Valley Township — Site of Cumberland Valley Post Office1871 - 1945
Mail was delivered here on foot over Wills Mtn. from the B&O Railroad in Hyndman, PA. The 4 mile Mail Path was used from 1871 until 1923. Mail was also delivered 4 more miles over Evitts Mtn. to Bean's Cove. After 1923, mail arrived here via Blue . . . Map (db m84288) HM
51 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Napier Township — Bonnet Tavern
This inn at the junction of the Forbes and Burd Roads was operated, 1779-1815, by Jean Bonnet and his heirs. In mid-1794, during the Whiskey Rebellion, embattled farmers met here and raised a liberty pole to protest the federal excise tax on . . . Map (db m60115) HM
52 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Napier Township — Forbes Road
This intersection marks the point where Forbes Road of 1758 diverged from the path cut by Col. Burd in 1755. The Forbes Road led through the wilderness west toward Ligonier from this point.Map (db m59734) HM
53 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Napier Township — Forbes Road1758 — Fort Bedford to Fort Duquesne —
The Forks The Road cut by Colonel James Burd in 1755 and the Forbes Road diverge here, Forbes Road leading southwestward to Shawnee Cabins Encampment 4 1/2 miles from Fort Bedford.Map (db m166740) HM
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54 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Napier Township — Traveling The Highway
For over 200 years, Bedford County taverns have served as stopovers for weary travelers en route to Pittsburgh or Philadelphia. Over the years, most of these taverns have ceased to operate. However, the Jean Bonnet Tavern continues to offer a fine . . . Map (db m60116) HM
55 Pennsylvania, Bedford County, Bedford, Snake Spring Township — Transportation History
Nearby water gaps have made this an important transporation corridor for thousands of years. Native American trails, 18th century military roads, the Pennsylvania Road, the Chambersburg and Bedford Turnpike, the Lincoln Highway, US 30, and the . . . Map (db m52667) HM
 
 
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