Bedford County
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We are partnering with CGI Communications to showcase life in Bedford County and the services we offer to our residents, businesses, and community Click the video below to learn more!
Bedford County is currently updating its Comprehensive Plan. This plan will be used to guide our County's planning process in areas of economic development and quality of life. Make your voice heard by clicking the link below to complete a short survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated! Additionally, there will be open houses held on the plan on June 27.

Click the links below to learn more about the Regional Comprehensive Plan Open Houses

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The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission in coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, has begun the process of updating the Long Range Transportation Plan for Bedford, Huntingdon, Fulton, and Somerset Counties.  Please click the survey link below to complete a short survey to help plan for transportation improvements over the next 25 years.

    The County of Bedford was established on March 9, 1771 from parts of Cumberland County, and is named for the fort that tamed the area for settlers to follow.   At the county seat, you will find the oldest Pennsylvania County Courthouse still in use.  The fourteen covered bridges that dot the county landscape are another sign of the area's rich history.

    With a population of 49,762 (2010 census) and a size of 1,017 square miles, Bedford County residents enjoy quaint towns in a rural setting that is conveniently located in south central Pennsylvania, just hours away from Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Baltimore and Washington DC.  Hospitality abounds from modern hotels, historic taverns, peaceful bed and breakfasts and the grand Omni Bedford Springs Resort.  One can also enjoy the great mountains, rivers and lakes that offer outdoor recreation. 

    We are often asked what the seal of Bedford County stands for. You will find that it is of great historical significance! Click here to learn more about the seal of Bedford County

Bedford County Office Building,  200 South Juliana Street,  Bedford, Pennsylvania  15522       
phone:  814.623.4807

Standard Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm    Monday-Friday
Closed Holidays

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