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Encyclopedia > Bedford County, Pennsylvania
Bedford County, Pennsylvania
[[Image:|100px|Seal of Bedford County, Pennsylvania]]
Seal
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Bedford County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Statistics
Formed March 12, 1800
Seat Bedford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,635 km² (1,015 mi²)
 km² ( mi²)
7 km² (3 mi²), 0.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 -
({{{census estimate yr}}})
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Density

50, 230

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Bedford County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population is 49,984. The county seat is Bedford. Originally, in continental Europe, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat is an administrative center for a county. ... Bedford is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ...

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History

Jobert JacRay opened the first trading post in Raystown on the land that is now Bedford County in 1750. The settlers had a difficult time dealing with raids from Indians and the fighting between the French and the British. Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex...


In 1759, after the capture of Fort Duquesne in Allegheny County, A road was built between the fort (which was renamed to Fort Pitt) to the newly built Fort Bedford in Raystown. The road turned from Indian trails, into "Forbes Road", and still later into the Pennsylvania Turnpike. 1759 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... An artist’s rendering of Fort Duquesne Fort Duquesne was a fort established by the French in 1754, at the junction of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers in what is now downtown Pittsburgh in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Location in the state of Pennsylvania Formed January 22, 1800 Seat Pittsburgh Area  - Total  - Water 1,929 km² (745 mi²) 38 km² (15 mi²) 1. ... Fort Pitt was a fort in what is now Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. ... Fort Bedford was a French and Indian War era British military fortification located near the present site of Bedford, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Turnpike is a toll highway system in the state of Pennsylvania, USA. The turnpike system encompasses 531 miles (855 km) in three distinct sections. ...


Bedford County was created on March 9, 1771 from part of Cumberland County and named in honor of the Fort Bedford. March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... 1771 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ...


The area quickly increased in population once safety became more established. The land with its lush farmland and woodland became an attractive site. It also formed an important center on the way to Pittsburgh and farther west of Pennsylvania. George Washington stayed in the county in response to the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794. Pittsburgh skyline as viewed from Mount Washington Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732–December 14, 1799) was the successful Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War from 1775 to 1783, and later became the first President of the United States, an office to which he was twice elected unanimously, and held from 1789... The Whiskey Rebellion was an uprising that had its origins in 1791 and culminated in an insurrection in 1794 in the Monongahela Valley in western Pennsylvania by Appalachian settlers who fought against a federal tax on liquor and distilled drinks. ... 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...


The Bedford Springs Hotel became an important site for the wealthy. Under President James Buchanan, the hotel became the summer White House. The U.S. Supreme Court met at the hotel once. It was the only time that the high court met outside of the Capital. The Bedford Springs Hotel was a large hotel and mineral-water resort located in the Allegheny Mountains just outside Bedford, Pennsylvania. ... James Buchanan (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861). ... The southern side of the White House The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States of America. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


The 19th century featured a population boom in the county with the population doubling in size between 1870 and 1890. Railroads passing through the town connected the county with the mining industry. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... The El Chino Mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine This article is about mineral extraction. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,635 km² (1,017 mi²). 2,628 km² (1,015 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


Geology

Bedford County is situated along the western border of the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province, which is characterized by folded and faulted sedimentary rocks of early to middle Paleozoic age. The northwestern border of the county is approximately at the Allegheny Front, a geological boundary between the Valley and Ridge Province and the Allegheny Plateau (characterized by relatively flat-lying sedimentary rocks of late Paleozoic age). Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... The Paleozoic Era is a major division of the geologic timescale, one of four geologic eras. ... The Allegheny Front is an escarpment delineating the eastern edge of the Allegheny Mountains. ... The Allegheny Plateau is a large, dissected plateau area in southern New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and eastern Ohio. ... Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... The Paleozoic Era is a major division of the geologic timescale, one of four geologic eras. ...


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The primary mountains within the county (From west to east: Wills Mountain, Evitts Mountain, and Tussey Mountain) extend from the southern border with Maryland to the northeast into Blair County, and are held up by the Silurian Tuscarora Formation, made of quartz sandstone and conglomerate. The Raystown Branch of the Juniata River is the main drainiage in the county. It is part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Official language(s) None Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 42nd 32,160 km² 145 km 400 km 21 37°53N to 39°43N 75°4W to 79°33W Population  - Total (2000)  - Density Ranked 19th 5,296,486 165... Blair County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... The Silurian is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Ordovician period, about 443. ... The Juniata River is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, approximately 90 mi (145 km long), in central Pennsylvania in the United States. ... Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ...


Several limestone quarries are active in the county, and natural gas exploration is proceeding in the southeastern part of the county.


Interesting geologic features within Bedford County include some of the following:

  • New Enterprise New Paris quarry, where fossil corals and bryozoans may be found within the Devonian Keyser Limestone.
  • The roadcut through Warrior Ridge on Rt. 30 (Everett Bypass), where an excellent exposure of Silurian and Devonian rocks from limestone to shale to conglomerate can be seen.
  • Sweet Root Gap, where periglacial processes have created a bouldery landscape by eroding the Tuscarora Formation of Tussey Mountain south of Everett.
  • Blue Knob, a notable ski resort and recreational area, is also the state's second highest point at 3146 feet/959 m (after Mount Davis in Somerset County to the west).

A coral reef can be an oasis of marine life. ... Fossilized Bryozoa, Ordovician limestone, Batavia, Ohio Bryozoans (moss animals) are tiny colonial animals that generally build stony skeletons of calcium carbonate, superficially similar to coral. ... == == Disambiguation: Devonian is sometimes used to refer to the Southwestern Brythonic language, and the people of the county of Devon are sometimes referred to as Devonians The Devonian is a geologic period of the Paleozoic era. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... The Silurian is a major division of the geologic timescale that extends from the end of the Ordovician period, about 443. ... == == Disambiguation: Devonian is sometimes used to refer to the Southwestern Brythonic language, and the people of the county of Devon are sometimes referred to as Devonians The Devonian is a geologic period of the Paleozoic era. ... Limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... Conglomerate is: A large, diversified company with a wide array of businesses; see conglomerate (company), holding company. ... Somerset County is the name of four counties in the United States, and one county in England See: Somerset, England Somerset County, Maine Somerset County, Maryland Somerset County, New Jersey Somerset County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the...

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 49,984 people, 19,768 households, and 14,489 families residing in the county. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


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The population density was 19/km² (49/mi²). There were 23,529 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 98.54% White, 0.36% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 19,768 households out of which 30.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.70% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.95. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 16.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.


Municipalities

Boroughs

Bedford is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Coaldale is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Everett is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Hopewell is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Hyndman is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Manns Choice is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... New Paris is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Pleasantville is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Rainsburg is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... St. ... Saxton is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Schellsburg is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ... Woodbury is a borough located in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. ...

Townships

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Capital: Harrisburg
Metropolitan areas: Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton | Altoona | Erie | Harrisburg-Carlisle-Lebanon | Johnstown | Lancaster | Philadelphia | Pittsburgh | Reading | Scranton-Wilkes-Barre | State College | Williamsport | York-Hanover
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Bedford County, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (825 words)
Bedford County was created on March 9, 1771 from part of Cumberland County and named in honor of the Fort Bedford.
Bedford County is situated along the western border of the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province, which is characterized by folded and faulted sedimentary rocks of early to middle Paleozoic age.
The northwestern border of the county is approximately at the Allegheny Front, a geological boundary between the Valley and Ridge Province and the Allegheny Plateau (characterized by relatively flat-lying sedimentary rocks of late Paleozoic age).
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