Bedford County
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    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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